Aloha kakou [kah-koh] or “welcome everyone” (in Hawaiian) to my blog where you’ll find useful information on managing Type 1 diabetes in a fun, honest, and practical way. Life is already complicated as it is and having T1d or a toddler with T1d makes it 10 times more challenging. I’m a realist due to all the hardships I’ve dealt with in the past and that definitely sets the tone for this blog. However, you will also see other cheerful influences from my Hawaii upbringing and passion for design and surfing in some of the content featured. Read more About Us.

Photo: Jeanne Marie Photography    |    Wardrobe: Mana’ola Hawaii

We were originally a family of three when we moved from Honolulu to Los Angeles in August 2016. Now, we’re a family of four as of March 2019! It was a big and reluctant move from Oahu, but you gotta go where the money’s at to survive. Jobs in Hawaii don’t pay enough to compensate for the cost of living. Diabetic supplies are a recurring expense and T1d’s are insulin-dependent for life – no known cure available because big pharma’s suck. After you get hit with the D-bomb, any other challenge seems rather minuscule, but a nuisance for sure. For us, that horrid day was Friday, March 11, 2016 and life has never been the same. Read more about Coral’s diagnosis here.

Those who also wish to manage their T1d proactively and become self-reliant will find this blog most beneficial. If you are considering lower carb options or foods high in protein, you will find those items listed on the Food tab above. Coral has grown to be a very stubborn and strong-willed little girl. She often negotiates what snacks to eat or use to treat a low. She wears a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and an Omnipod insulin pump. Her most recent a1c was 6.2, which is considered “pre-diabetic” despite in almost non-restrictive diet. We constantly strive to learn, adapt, and stay strong because we have no other choice.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

– Bruce Lee

Goal of This Blog

To help others especially those newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to have a reliable source of honest factual information backed by our own research and experiences. To inspire, motivate, empower, and educate others to take control of their own diabetes.


Nothing on this blog is meant to be taken as medical advice. Many of my followers on Instagram often ask me all sorts of medical questions, but I am not a doctor nor will I suggest you do what we do (don’t literally follow us). Please seek consultation and assistance by a licensed physician and/or diabetes nurse educator. Always make educated decisions and find what works best for managing your own diabetes. If you feel you’re having a medical emergency, then dial 911. Oh yeah, and herbs don’t cure T1d.

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