Barbie Gets A Pump
An Ontario mom Amy Ermel and her daughter Emma have never met Rebecca Sypin and Jane Bingham, but they hope following in their footsteps will convince toy giant Mattel, makers of Barbie and Ken, to create a suite of dolls with diabetes. The Ermel’s Facebook page, Diabetic Barbie, launched in February and as of mid-May had accumulated almost 6,000 “likes.” Sypin and Bingham’s Facebook page, “Bald and Beautiful Barbie: Let’s See If We Can Get It Made,” has garnered more than 159,000 “likes” since Christmas, 2011, the vast majority after CBS News broadcast their story about a Barbie doll with cancer in early January 2012.
Chris Leach| January 11th 2013
The Bear Facts
A huggable, interactive, diabetes teaching tool for kids
Rosemary Herbert| January 10th 2013