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Dr. Oscar and his bright green shoes began in my kitchen, when my girls and I were talking about how to share our experiences with Type 1 Diabetes. We were brainstorming animals being used to identify with childhood illnesses to make learning about diabetes fun and less scary. We started with cat named Dani to represent diabetes, as my daughter was diagnosed 23 years ago when she was two years old. My youngest daughter shouts out “the vet needs to be an ostrich named Oscar!” We hope that our discussions and fun, loving characters will help children and parents through their journey.