For years, parents have been able to buy their child virtually any accessory imaginable for their American Girl doll — except, that is, a diabetic care kit. But after years of parents writing letters and a Change.org petition created by then-11-year old Anja Busse in January 2014, the Mattel-subsidiary company known for making dolls that look like you since 1986 is finally making a dream come true for kids with diabetes: As of January 1, the company will begin selling a diabetic care kit accessory both online and in stores.
The kit comes complete with an insulin pump, a glucose meter, an insulin pen, glucose tablets, a medial alert bracelet, insulin pump skin stickers, and a log book, Daily Mail reports. "I have two American Girl dolls, but there's now diabetic supplies so they look just like me," Busse said in a video posted to Change.org. "I want my doll to be just like me."
The diabetes care kit will join an array of other specialized accessories for the $115 dolls, including doll-sized iPhones, iPads, wheelchairs, scooters, helmets, hearing aids, and — soon — doll crutches.
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