Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes high blood sugar levels. Diabetes occurs when the body is unable to produce or effectively use insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the body that moves sugar from the bloodstream into cells to use as fuel.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system attacks insulin producing cells and completely stops producing insulin. It isn’t clear what causes the immune system to act this way. People with type 1 diabetes require insulin administration to control blood sugar.
Lilly Diabetes and Disney have come together to offer unique support materials for families with type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit T1Everydaymagic.com.
Lilly Diabetes and Me is a program that was created to help you and your family manage diabetes.
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The Lilly Diabetes and Disney collaboration combines Lilly’s long history and deep understanding of diabetes with the magic of Disney storytelling to provide inspiration, education, and practical advice to families with children who have type 1 diabetes. We know that families living with type 1 diabetes face unique challenges. That’s why we’ve created a range of useful online content and programs to help families prepare for, cope with, and overcome each step of the diabetes journey from diagnosis to continued successful management.
Although it comes with its share of challenges, we believe a type 1 diagnosis shouldn’t slow your child or your family down. Enjoy life to the fullest and bring everyday magic to your family with the help of T1EverydayMagic.com! Whether you’re at home or on the go, you can ﬁnd T1-friendly recipes, get expert tips and advice, and access digital copies of our popular books about life with type 1 diabetes. Visit often for new updates and additional content the whole family can enjoy.
These books tackle some of the unique challenges kids growing up with diabetes can face in everyday life, emphasizing what they can do instead of what they can’t do, including:
Intended for young children, these books tell a simple story with familiar characters, such as Mickey Mouse and his friend Coco, the fun-loving monkey who has type 1 diabetes. Ask your pediatric endocrinologist's oﬃce for a copy or start enjoying digital versions right now. The digital books feature exclusive read-along audio.
Intended for school age and middle school boys and girls with type 1 diabetes, these chapter books explore how diabetes can affect relationships with peers and adults at school, at home, and in sports. Ask your pediatric endocrinologist's oﬃce for a copy or start enjoying digital versions right now.
Spark a little magic in your type 1 meal planning with Dishing It Up Disney Style, a carb-friendly cookbook with recipes your whole family will eat up. From Piglet’s oatmeal pancakes to Goofy’s zucchini frittata, these recipes are sure to tickle your taste buds!
Ask your pediatric endocrinologist's oﬃce for a copy or visit T1EverydayMagic.com to explore these recipes and more.
At Lilly Diabetes, we recognize that every person with type 1 diabetes is on a unique and challenging lifelong journey. But they’re not alone—and while we work hard to equip people with the resources they need to help overcome challenges, we’re also here to celebrate the successes.
The Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards program has recognized thousands of individuals who have successfully managed their diabetes for 10, 25, 50, even 75 years. The awards are meant to honor those who have long been successful, but also to inspire others to believe they can do it, too.
Healthcare professionals can also support and honor patients in their community with a live presentation Journey Awards ceremony.
Those who receive Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards are a testament to all people with diabetes that learning how to manage their health and adapting to the ever-changing technology of diabetes care can lead to a long and successful diabetes journey.
Medals are presented to people with diabetes in the United States throughout the year. Applicants must have type 1 diabetes and must have been taking any brand of insulin continuously for 10, 25, 50, or 75 years to qualify. Each recipient receives an elegant award, beautifully engraved with their name, along with a signed letter from our CEO, Dave Ricks, encouraging their continued success.
We also invite 75-year award recipients to have their names engraved on a special monument on our Indianapolis campus. This monument is a tribute to lives well-lived with type 1 diabetes and reminds us of the long history we share with those who are able to live long, healthy lives by managing their diabetes successfully with insulin therapy.
Healthcare professionals, caregivers, and people with type 1 diabetes in the United States can complete and submit the Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards application by clicking the links below. If you are outside the United States and are interested in learning more about recognition programs in your country, please contact your local Lilly aﬃliate for more information.
Once your application is received, your medal will be sent in 4 to 6 weeks.
The Lilly Camp Care Package provides scholarships, diabetes educational kits, inspirational speakers, insulin, and other supplies to camps for children with diabetes.
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Lilly Diabetes provides a user-friendly diabetes educational kit — in a durable, high-quality Lilly Camp Care backpack that can be personalized with an emergency contact tag sewn inside — to each camper attending a camp that participates in the Lilly Camp Care Package program. Items in the kit are thoughtfully created to help kids learn how to manage diabetes in a fun-ﬁlled, friendly way.
The kit is designed for parents/caregivers to provide useful information about diabetes and inform them of other resources offered through the Lilly Camp Care Package program.
College is an important point in the lives of young adults – when they take on full responsibility for their diabetes care. Lilly Diabetes supports programs to help with this transition.
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) creates a community of young adults with diabetes through its national network of campus-based chapters and empowers all students through the hub of resources available on their website. Campus life and independence are complicated enough without diabetes. CDN helps to make this transition a little easier. Lilly Diabetes is proud to be the organization’s ﬁrst Founding Level Corporate Member.
Originally founded in 2009 by a college student, CDN started out as a small student group on one campus but quickly grew into a national organization with chapters throughout the country. CDN’s mission is to empower and improve the lives of students living with diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources.
“CDN’s partnership with Lilly Diabetes began when Lilly Diabetes became our ﬁrst Founding Level Corporate Partner. Lilly’s commitment to our mission from the very beginning has been an integral part of our community’s growth. But even more important and impactful is their continued commitment to collaboration- helping us to transform the experience of all young adults with diabetes” said Christina Roth, CDN’s CEO and Founder.
Find out about the College Diabetes Network and check to see if there is a chapter on your campus.