Family and Youth Programs
Keiki Ohana Konnection
We understand that being diagnosed with diabetes as a child can be a confusing and frustrating experience for children and their families. Keiki Ohana Konnection (KOK) brings Hawaii's children with diabetes and their families together with other families struggling with the same daily diabetes management issues in a safe and fun learning environment with the Association staff and volunteers.
In the past, we have held KOK events at Ice Palace, Dave & Buster's, The Bishop Museum, and Sea Life Park. If you would like more information about our KOK program, please contact Ellie Ventula-Honda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-947-5979.
Get linked in with other families of children with diabetes through Family Link.
The Everyday Wisdom Kit™ is a tool designed to help families of children with type 1 diabetes, ages 8 and up, live with diabetes every day. When a child is diagnosed with a chronic disease like type 1 diabetes, everyday moments can become more of a challenge.
The Everyday Wisdom Kit™ helps families plan for everyday moments and events such as birthday parties, playing sports and getting behind the wheel. Thanks to an educational grant by Lilly, the Everyday Wisdom Kit is available for FREE.
Residents of Hawaii may contact our local office for more information or submit a completed Enrollment Form to:
American Diabetes Association
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 940
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Keep Our Keiki Safe at School
Hawaii's Diabetes Advocates together with representatives from the Department of Health and Department of Education have created a workflow for parents of children with diabetes to ensure that their keiki have all the medical assistance they require to safely attend school. For questions about this workflow, please contact Ellie Ventula-Honda at email@example.com or 808-947-5979.
College and Diabetes
Legal protections against distrimination continue beyond high school graduation. However, it is not automatically assumed that a student who is receiving accommodations and services in high school will need or be provided with those same services in college or technical school. Find out what your rights for Post-Secondary Education.