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Disney's Type 1 Diabetes Bookshelf

Discussion in 'Diabetes Book Club' started by Ellen, May 21, 2012.

  1. Ellen

    Ellen Senior Member

    Oct 22, 2005

    Disney's Type 1 Diabetes Bookshelf

    Disney and Lilly Diabetes have joined forces to bring you these great reads for families with children with type 1 diabetes. Ask your healthcare provider for free copies!

    Dishing It Up Disney Style

    Nothing brings a family together like a delicious home-cooked meal, especially when parents and kids can take part in preparing and enjoying it. But families with children who have type 1 diabetes sometimes have a difficult time finding recipes that satisfy everyone's appetites and nutritional needs. This cookbook contains dozens of wholesome recipes that are diverse, delicious, and easy to make -- taking the challenge out of meal planning! For those with celiac disease, the gluten-free recipes are identified, and some recipes include notes on how they can be prepared in a gluten-free way. Every dish includes a tip from a Disney character suggesting ways that junior chefs can get their hands in the mix. Each recipe also features nutritional analysis (by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association) with a carbohydrate count, which make calculations a snap for those with type 1 diabetes. With this cookbook as the secret ingredient, family mealtime can once again become a tradition -- as opposed to the exception. So grab an apron and dive in -- it's time to start Dishing It Up Disney Style!

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Coco and Goofy's Goofy Day

    It's Goofy's birthday, and Mickey and the gang have planned a party at Star Lake. Coco the monkey is coming, too! Goofy's worried because Coco has type 1 diabetes, so he brings along a wagon in case she gets tired. But Coco's not worried. She has a ball at the party, playing games and winning prizes. When it's time for treats and birthday cake, Coco has a plan and sticks to it. But someone else doesn't stick to a smart party plan. Find out who has to go home in the wagon in this Coco-nutty tale!

    ESPN: Power Forward

    Justin Cooper can't believe it. He's been chosen to captain his basketball team! Then everything changes. Justin is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Suddenly Justin finds himself trying to navigate a changing life: learning how to manage his diabetes, all the while trying to keep his diagnosis from his friends. His diabetes care team tells him he can still play basketball, but he's not so sure. And what's more, Justin's nerves are getting the best of him on the court. Justin knows he has to find a balance between his diabetes and the rest of his life, but how? And can he do it before he alienates his teammates for good?

    ESPN: Up for the Challenge

    Allie Campbell: center midfielder. Allie should be thrilled at being made a starter on her soccer team. There's only one problem: she's just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and she's not sure she's ready to get back out on the field. Between balancing her new responsibilities to her team and learning how to manage her diabetes, Allie just feels lost. But when Allie opens up to her friends and family about her feelings, she gets nothing but support. Soon Allie is back on the field, trying to put her worries behind her and be the best player she can be. But is she up for the challenge?

    Hannah Montana: Uptight (Oliver's All Right)

    Miley Stewart and Lilly Truscott think they know everything about their friend Oliver Oken. Until they find out that he has type 1 diabetes, that is. And more, that he has been keeping it a secret from them. Now Miley and Lilly are out to prove to Oliver that his diabetes doesn't change how they feel about him one bit. And they're going to help him -- whether he knows they're helping or not! There's just one problem . . . Miley and Lilly don't know much about diabetes, and they've definitely misunderstood some of what they've read! Will they find themselves over their heads?

    Disclaimer: The books mentioned above are presented solely for educational purposes. The content of the books discussed is not intended as medical advice. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
    Content was developed by Disney and reviewed in consultation with Lilly USA, LLC.
  2. Northerner

    Northerner Approved members

    Aug 23, 2010
    If Disney did diabetes,
    What a wonderful thing it would be!
    For cute woodland creatures would all rally round,
    And test strips would all grow on trees!

    And hypos would sparkle like sunshine,
    The meters would all dance and sing!
    And a lancet called Burt would never, ever hurt,
    And Lantus would no longer sting!

    Insulin would be gathered from dewdrops,
    Sucked up into colourful pens,
    Metformin and gliclazide would be speckled eggs
    Laid by clucking and magical hens!

    Imagine if Minnie and Mickey
    In the spirit of rodent romance,
    Allowed you to see your HbA1c
    Expressed through the medium of dance!

    At the end of the heart-warming story,
    We would all shed a tear when we hear
    The Fairy Queen say that a cure's on the way,
    Diabetes? We?ve nothing to fear!

    (c) Northerner 2010 :D

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