A Diabetes Kit! will be available on Jan 1, 2016
from the LA Times:
"For years, girls with diabetes and their parents have written to American Girl, asking the company to make diabetic accessories for their dolls.Two
years ago, then-11-year-old Anja Busse of Antigo, Wis., created a
Change.org petition calling on American Girl to create diabetic
accessories and insulin pumps for dolls. The petition garnered 4,335
“I have two American Girl dolls, but there’s no diabetic supplies so
they look just like me,” Busse says in a video posted in January 2014 on
the petition website and on an accompanying Facebook page. “I want my
doll to be just like me.”This wish will be realized on Jan. 1, when the company releases a diabetes care kit accessory for dolls.
The kit, which includes a blood sugar monitor, insulin
pump and lancet, will be available online and in the company’s 21 retail
stores and will sell for $24, a spokeswoman said. American Girl is a
subsidiary of El Segundo-based Mattel Inc.
“American Girl has a long history of creating items that speak to
diversity and inclusion, and the diabetes care kit is yet another way we
are expanding in this important area,” Stephanie Spanos, American Girl
spokeswoman, said in an email.American Girl has other
accessories, including wheelchairs and hearing aids, as well as dolls
without hair. A set of doll arm crutches will also be released Jan. 1.
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