Animal Crossing's new Omnipod Island includes custom outfits that players can download, complete with insulin pods.

Om­ni­pod gets in the game with di­a­betes-themed is­land in ‘An­i­mal Cross­ing’

In Om­ni­pod Bay, peo­ple sport on-body di­a­betes pumps, hang out at the Pod­der Lounge and splash in­to the A-1 Sea – vir­tu­al­ly, that is. The is­land is the newest des­ti­na­tion in­side the pop­u­lar An­i­mal Cross­ing video game. It was cre­at­ed by Om­ni­pod mak­er In­sulet in part­ner­ship with the Ju­ve­nile Di­a­betes Re­search Foun­da­tion (JDRF) and in­put from peo­ple liv­ing with di­a­betes.

The idea be­hind the game is to not on­ly ac­cu­rate­ly rep­re­sent peo­ple with di­a­betes, but in­crease rep­re­sen­ta­tion and des­tig­ma­tize things like on-body pods.

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