If you didn’t already know, Lilly Diabetes and Disney teamed up to create a series of books for younger kids and tweens about diabetes. Even my son who doesn’t have diabetes likes the Coco books. We have used the Q&A at the end to help him understand his sister’s diabetes a little better.
These books should be available in pediatric endocrinology offices, but I’m finding that not all of them have the books available. If your pediatric endo doesn’t have them, they can get them from their Lilly rep. They are also now available online.
To help get the word out about the books and to share them with a few more kids, Lilly Diabetes asked if I would like to give 12 lucky readers a backpack filled with the books. The backpacks are the same LL Bean backpacks that they give kids at diabetes camp. (The backpacks are great, but I wish they had a water bottle holder…especially since kids with diabetes need access to water at school.)
LL Bean backpack* filled with these Disney books:
ESPN: Covering the Bases
ESPN: Power Forward
ESPN: Up for the Challenge
ESPN: Running Interference
Hannah Montana: Uptight (Oliver’s All Right)
Coco’s First Sleepover
Coco Goes Back to School
Coco & Goofy’s Goofy Day
Disney Holiday Magazine
*Backpack color may vary
Use this entry form to win one of 12 backpacks filled with books. Open to readers with US shipping addresses only. Read the official giveaway rules. Entry deadline January 5, 2015. Please note: to be entered, you must leave a comment answering the question “In what ways have you helped your child learn more about his/her diabetes?”
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Disclosure: Lilly Diabetes is supplying the backpacks and books. I’m schlepping them all to the post office and will send them out by the end of January. Monetary compensation was not received for this post and opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement.