|Coco the Monkey.|
Coco the Monkey is a fairly recent addition to the family of Disney characters, and if you look closely at her left wrist, you'll see a bracelet. You may have to click on the picture to enlarge it to see. Can you see it? Can you see it? That's right. Meet Coco the Monkey, Disney's resident type one diabetic!
I vaguely remember being told about this character by my friend's two little sisters a year or so ago now, but today I was reminded of this and figured a blog post was necessary, despite how old this news may be.
Coco appears in the book Coco and Goofy's Goofy Day in which it is Goofy's birthday. Coco basically proves to Goofy that she can do everything he can even though she has diabetes. She also appears in the book Coco Goes Back to School, describing Coco's first day back at school after her diabetes diagnosis. So simple, yet so effective, thanks to Disney and Lilly Diabetes coming together to create these stories.
Who'd have thought it? A diabetic Disney character! I love it!