Sugar Mama's Podcast: Type 1 Diabetes

Katie Roseborough

The Sugar Mama's Podcast is designed for moms and caregivers of type 1 diabetics. Hosted by Katie Roseborough, a T1D mom, the show features heartfelt and insightful conversations with other T1D parents as well as members and professionals connected to the type 1 community. Each episode aims to equip, inspire, encourage and inform those raising children with type 1 diabetes. Get ready to learn a ton and gain a new perspective as Katie and her guests discuss the ins, outs, ups, downs and all arounds of caring for a type 1 warrior.

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I am, and have always been, one of those people who goes around singing songs that match whatever circumstance I find myself in. Sometimes the lyrics are already perfect for the situation at hand and sometimes I change them a little bit to make a parody. When my daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, naturally this "habit" of mine came right alongside me as we bolused for meals, changed devices, and dealt with the highs and lows that are just inevitable with being insulin dependent. Thus, Type 1 Diabetes THE MUSICAL was born and today I want to share it with you, listeners of The Sugar Mama's Podcast! In this episode, I sing my way (yes, you get to hear me sing) through each and every one of these songs. Type 1 Diabetes the Musical has 9 categories or scenes that I organized the nearly 40 songs into. Below you will find a written list of these categories and songs as well as a link to the Spotify Playlist where you can listen to all of these songs in ordered or shuffled. Enjoy! Find the Playlist on Spotify by clicking HERE!Product of the week: Fitbit Versa 2 (Amazon Affiliate Link)*This is the watch both Sarah and I use with the GLANCE watch face to see her Dexcom numbers. It's waterproof which is a huge bonus!More about the GLANCE watch face Blog post with video on how to set up the GLANCE watch face Juicebox Hero Shirt (Amazon Affiliate link)Support the Show at Buy Me a CoffeeTYPE 1 DIABETES THE MUSICALFOR THE LOWSI got Friends in Low Places by Garth BrooksLow by Flo Rida and T-pain Just a Spoonful of Sugar from Mary PoppinsI Want Candy by Bow Wow WowDizzy by Tommy Roe Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def LeppardSugar by Maroon 5Sugar Sugar by the ArchiesHow Low by Ludacris Timber by PitbullSugar, We’re going Down by Fall out BoyFOR THE HIGHSBecause I got High by AfromanShe’s so High by Tal BachmanWatermelon Sugar High by Harry Styles THE ROLLER COASTER BLOOD SUGARSLove Rollercoaster by Ohio PlayersFree Falling by Tom PettyBang by AJRRollercoaster by Bon JoviUp Down by Morgan WallenFOR WHEN YOU ARE JUST FED UPMath Suks by Jimmy BuffetTake this Job and Shove it by Johnny PaycheckThey Don’t Know by Ariana Grande My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get it) by En Vouge Bad Blood by Taylor SwiftFOR ALL THOSE ON AN INSULIN PUMPPump up the Jam by TechnotronicPump It by the Black Eyed Peas FOR CGM SENSOR CHANGESPush It by Salt-N-PepaLike a G6 by Far East MovementStuck Like Glue by SugarlandFOR THOSE ON MDINot throwing away my shot from HamiltonShots shots shots shots by Lil’ JohnHit me with Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar FOR WHEN YOU ARE FEELING VICTORIOUSI gotta feeling by the Black Eyed PeasChampion by Carrie UnderwoodFight Song by Rachel PlattenWe are the Champions by QueenRemember This by the Jonas BrothersFOR WHEN YOU SAVE YOUR CHILDS LIFE AT NIGHTSomeone saved my Life tonight by Elton JohnJuicebox Hero by Foreigner Rescue by Lauren DaiglSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Nov 23

27 min 40 sec

This week on Episode 46 I had the pleasure of chatting with Marissa Town and Leigh Fickling, two women who have been involved professionally and/or personally with the non-profit organization, Children with Diabetes (or CWD for short) for many years. Marissa and Leigh are going to tell us all about what CWD is, how it started and what resources it offers to the type 1 community. There are many! One in particular that this episode highlights is their annual Friends for Life conferences. Friends for Life aims to educate, encourage and equip type 1 families while helping them to make life-long friendships as they go. Enjoy this episode and get excited about all the wonderful things CWD has to offer. Make sure to check out below where you can find them on the web and follow them on social media.   Visit the CWD website Follow CWD on Instagram Find Children with Diabetes on YouTubeCWD on FacebookSign up to support CWD through Amazon Smile! PRODUCT OF THE WEEKI heart Guts Plush Pancreas on Amazon (affiliate link) SUPPORT THE SHOW, BUY ME A COFFEEhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmamaFOLLOW THE PODCAST ON INSTAGRAM @sugarmamaspodcastJOIN THE SHOW'S FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUP click HEREFOLLOW THE SHOW ON FACEBOOK@sugarmamaspodcastEmail Me: sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Nov 17

51 min 55 sec

In episode 45, Sarah Vaughan tells her beautiful and heartwarming story of fostering to adopt a daughter with type 1 diabetes AND her little sister. This one is just sweet good for the soul. Enjoy!Isaiah 117 House Information PRODUCT OF THE WEEK DARIO Blood Glucose Meter (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/30mfOpXTurns you smart phone into a blood glucose meter! *Make sure to order the correct USB for either Apple iPhone or AndroidSubscribe to the show HERE!Follow @sugarmamaspodcast on Instagram! Below you will find a transcription of this episode. This transcription was created by an automated, electronic service that is based off of an uploaded audio recording. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some instances it is not correct or is incomplete due to inaudible portions of the recording or due to computer-based transcription errors. The transcriptions should never be treated as an authoritative document or record. Again, nothing that you hear or read on this website, in the show notes or in a blog post should be considered medical advice or advice in any way, shape or form. Always consult your physician before making any changes to the way you manage your or someone else’s health. Please see a full account of our disclaimers and disclosers HERE.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Nov 10

32 min 1 sec

Does your type 1 diabetes management need a glow up? Well, let me introduce you to Glowcose, quite possibly the coolest type 1 diabetes gadget on the market. In today's episode I get to talk with Kevin Terry, one of the creators and developers of Glowcose. What is Glowcose? It's a light that connects to Dexcom CGM systems to display whether or not your blood sugars are in range using a variety of colors on the light spectrum. As their Instagram feeds claims, it's like a party... for your blood sugar.  Listen in as Kevin dives into the Glowcose story, the inspiration behind it and how you can get your hands on one! WHERE YOU CAN BUY GLOWCOSE: www.glowcose.comGlowcose on Instagram: @glowcosePRODUCT OF THE WEEK (affiliate link)Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner (a.k.a. my T1D Bible)Below you will find a transcription of the episode. This transcription was created by an automated, electronic service that is based off of an uploaded audio recording. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some instances it is not correct or is incomplete due to inaudible portions of the recording or due to computer-based transcription errors. The transcriptions should never be treated as an authoritative document or record. Again, nothing that you hear or read on the show's website, in the show notes or in a blog post should be considered medical advice or advice in any way, shape or form. Always consult your physician before making any changes to the way you manage your or someone else’s health. To see a full list and detailed description of The Sugar Mama's Podcast's disclaimers and disclosures, click HERE.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Nov 3

22 min 13 sec

Amanda Ciprich is a registered dietician and the founder of T1D Nutritionist where she helps type 1 diabetics and their families learn how to manage blood sugars well while nurturing a healthy relationship towards food as well as towards their diagnosis. In episode 43, Amanda and I discuss overcoming unhealthy mindsets towards food and diabetes management. Enjoy! **PRODUCT OF THE WEEK**Yum V's Glucose Gummies available on Amazon **CHECK OUT AMANDA'S BOOK**The Caregiver's Guide to Diabetes: Practical Advice for Caring for You and your Loved **WHERE YOU CAN FIND AMANDA**Website: http://www.t1dnutritionist.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/t1d.nutritionistInstagram: @t1d.nutritionistTikTok: @t1d.nutritionistemail: amanda@t1dnutritionist.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Oct 27

47 min 20 sec

Episode 42 features Hannegan, mom to Mr. Brooks Roseberry the child actor who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 3 years ago. THIS FAMILY OF FIVE IS SO FUN! The parents and their three boys are ALL heavily involved in the arts. Brooks, the youngest and the T1D, enjoys being on stage, being in films, dancing, choreographing fight scenes, doing stunt work and dancing. Clearly, he has not let type 1 diabetes slow him down even for a second. You're going to love listening in on our conversation as Hannegan tells us all about what it's like to live in a house with a T1D who loves to perform! Enjoy!** This episode has been marked explicit due to one, unedited curse word (badass)** WHERE YOU CAN FIND HANNEGAN AND BROOKSInstagram: @hanegan_mr.brooks TikTok: @hannegan_mr.brooks *PRODUCT OF THE WEEK*Etekcity Digital Food Scale on Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3pqldqb *HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW on BUY ME A COFFEE*https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmamaFIND THE PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastOn Facebook: @sugarmamaspodcastJoin the Facebook Group! Sugar Mama's Podcast FB Group for Moms and Caregivers of Type 1 DiabeticsPodcast's website: https://sugarmamaspodcast.com/Email Me with questions or if you'd like to be on the show! sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

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Oct 20

59 min 5 sec

Today I got to chat with super mom, Vanessa Messenger! Vanessa was diagnosed with T1D as a young adult at the age of 24. She is a hard working mother of TWO pandemic babies, one currently 15 months old and the other just a few weeks old. Whew! I'm tired just typing that! Vanessa is also a business woman and works as a product lead at everyone's favorite search engine, Google! BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE! Vanessa recently published an adorable T1D children's book entitled, Teddy Talks; a Paw-sitive Story about Type 1 Diabetes. Vanessa's adorable and fluffy Pomeranian, Teddy, was the inspiration behind the book.Find Vanessa on her Website!  https://www.messengerpublishingbooks.com/WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE BOOKOn Target On Barnes and Noble On Amazon (affiliate link) WHERE YOU CAN FIND TEDDY ON SOCIAL MEDIAInstagram: @teddythet1dog TikTok: @teddythet1dog Click HERE to learn more about the diabetes research done by Dr. FaustmanSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Oct 13

30 min 11 sec

In this episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Tori, a soon-to-be mother of three whose first child, Jax, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes right before his first birthday. We get to hear Jax's diagnosis story and you'll get to listen in as Tori and I discuss making diabetes and insulin work for you instead of the other way around! We also dive a little into the childcare dilemma and getting over that scary hurdle of  leaving your T1D in the hands of someone else. This episode is encouraging and empowering! Enjoy!Follow Tori on Instagram! @toritacklestwoFollow the podcast on Instagram (you won't be sorry!) @sugarmamaspodcastSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Oct 6

1 hr 3 min

I'm back with Adrienne this week! Since both Adrienne and I have a pool in our backyard and are dealing with swimming and our T1Ds all the time, we're going to shoot the breeze a bit today to discuss what's worked for her and what's worked for us. Hopefully some of our strategies will help you brainstorm what you could possibly do differently to be successful in and around water.Plus, we get to hear all about their diabetic alert dog, Sherlock, and her second children's book, Sherlock has the Nose. WHERE YOU CAN FIND ADRIENNEYou can find Adrienne on Instagram at @teamlondont1d You can find Adrienne on Facebook at Team London T1DYou can find her book, Sherlock has the Nose, by clicking HEREYou can find her first book, London's Low Carb Life, by clicking HEREWHERE YOU CAN FIND ME AND THE PODCASTOn the web! www.sugarmamaspodcast.comOn Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastOn our Facebook Page: Sugar Mama's PodcastIn our Facebook Group: Sugar Mama's Podcast FB GroupEmail me with questions and requests at: sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Sep 29

37 min 45 sec

In this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Adrienne, mother of a sweet, 7 year old girl named London who was diagnosed with T1D at just 16 months old. Yowza!Adrienne talks to us about living the low carb life which they have been doing since shortly after diagnosis, some of her favorite low card brands, homeschooling 3 kids, using the DIY Loop Orangelink system and her children's book, London's Low Carb Life. Adrienne is kicking butt and taking names when it comes to Type 1 Diabetes management. She is a wealth of information and insight! Enjoy! Be sure to look below for where you can find find the links mentioned in the show! Find Adrienne and family on Instagram @teamlondont1dFind Adrienne and fam on Facebook: Team London T1D Find Adrieene's book: London's Low Carb LifeInterested in DIY LOOP?? Check out the LOOPED Facebook group: Looped Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Sep 22

39 min 6 sec

Bust out the tissues, parents of type 1 diabetics, because this song, Pinpricks, by Jordan Micheal Peterson will have you crying into your insulin. Jordan is a singer/songwriter and a T1D. Not only that, but his brother and sister also have type 1 diabetes. Jordan wrote this song as a thank you to his parents for all the blood, sweat and tears that went into raising THREE kids with type one. It is a tribute to any parent that has gone through the highs and lows of T1D management for their child.Jordan also tells us all about his life as a dueling pianist and his newly released album of all original songs called Something Like ThatWHERE CAN I FIND THE SONG? Listen to Pinpricks now on You Tube! https://youtu.be/Ae-17WrVV24WHERE CAN I FIND JORDAN?You can Find Jordan on Instagram: @jordanmp_musicYou can Find Jordan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JordanMichealPeterson Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Sep 15

29 min 59 sec

The Glycemic Index (GI). What is it? Why do we need to know about it in the world of Type 1 Diabetes Management?In short, the Glycemic Index is a scale from 1 to 100 that tells you how fast and how hard a food will effect blood sugar levels. Scores at or near 100 will be converted to glucose almost immediately. Andi Balog, a personal trainer and T1D nutritionist joins me on today's episode to discuss the GI index, her own journey as a Type 1 Diabetic and her passion for helping women with T1D lose weight. Personally, I like to know the GI of foods to help me determine how I am going to bolus for certain foods and meals. It helps me decide how long the prebolus should be, do I need to split the dose or extend the bolus? Do I need to make any temp basal changes to cover the meal properly? The GI index is another tool I use to help me manage my daughter's Type 1 and use the insulin to the best of my knowledge. Enjoy the episode and see below for links mentioned in the show and where you can find Andi. Andi's website for her business, Fit Little PeanutAndi's Instagram @thet1dnutritionistThe Time Zone Converter WebsiteWebsite to look at GI of certain foods Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Sep 8

41 min 50 sec

Did you know there are actually perks to being a Type 1 Diabetic?! That's right! And today's episode is all about one of the most awesome ones, passes at major theme parks that allow you skip the long lines! Say whaaa??? While most major theme parks have a disability service or pass, today's episode specifically covers the Disney Disability Access Service (DAS) Pass as well as the Legoland HERO pass. Disney's DAS Pass "assists Guests who have difficulty tolerating extended waits in a conventional queue environment due to disability." (Taken from the Disney's website). The Legoland HERO Pass is also for those who may have difficulty waiting in line.  The guest on today's episode is Robbie, a fellow T1D mom with a passion for helping other Type 1 families. Check out her awesome and education T1D Instagram profile HERE... @t1dlearnwithme. She recently went to Disney World in Orlando, FL with her family, including her 3 year old daughter who has Type 1 diabetes. She is going to tell us all about the Disney DAS pass while I speak about the Legoland HERO pass. My family recently made a trip to Legoland and was able to take advantage of the HERO pass. It was great! Enjoy!  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Sep 1

39 min 45 sec

Do you feel that mindset matters when it comes to managing Type 1 Diabetes? I know I do!Joining me today is Raquel Baron, owner of Type One Together, a company that provides products and resources for Type 1 Diabetic children and their superhero caregivers. Raquel has been a T1D for the past 19 years, diagnosed when she was just 5 years old. She has made it her life's mission to bring hope and positivity to children and their caregivers who are managing such a heavy disease. In episode #34 Raquel and I discuss how the way we perceive type 1 makes a huge difference in the way we approach diabetes management.  We also chat about overcoming the fear of insulin, the fear of leaving you T1D in the hands of someone else like a baby sitter or teacher, taking care of ourselves as caregivers and not letting the CGM control our lives. This is a fantastic episode with loads of encouragement!Make sure to visit Type One Together on the web to check out their adorable clay and plush diabuddies for sale as well as their other helpful and inspiring resources and blog posts. Plus, you can find Raquel on Instagram @typeonetogether and also at her personal account  @typeonedayMake sure to follow the Podcast on Social Media! Instagram @sugarmamaspodcastAnd find us on the Web! www.sugarmamaspodcast.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Aug 26

52 min 8 sec

Are you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode TEN in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed.The tenth episode in the Newly Diagnosed Series is called The Top 5. In it, Rachel and I discuss the top 5 things to buy after diagnosis, the top 5 things to do, the top 5 things that will help keep blood sugars in range and the top 5 mindsets that are helpful to adopt. Joining me again and for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now.  What's more, she has her very own online coaching business called Give Me Some Sugar where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON:Instagram: @givemesomesugardiabetesHer website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/Her email: rachel@givemesomesugar.coachHer Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoachSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Aug 18

47 min 47 sec

Are you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode NINE in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed.The ninth episode in the Newly Diagnosed Series is all about sick day management. Having a T1D that falls ill can be scary! Take a listen and learn some tips and tricks on how to best handle it! As always, when in doubt... CALL YOUR ENDO! Diatribe Article on Sick Day Management that I mention at the end of this episode: https://diatribe.org/zoning-sick-day-management-practical-tips-strategies-and-advice Joining me again and for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now.  What's more, she has her very own online coaching business called Give Me Some Sugar where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON:Instagram: @givemesomesugardiabetesHer website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/Her email: rachel@givemesomesugar.coachHer Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoachSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Aug 12

29 min 21 sec

DescriptionAre you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode EIGHT in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed.The eighth episode in the Newly Diagnosed Series is all about factors that affect insulin sensitivity. Rachel and I discuss exercise, hormones, stress, diet and more in this episode. Did you know that all of these things can effect insulin needs and timing? Take a listen to find out more!  Joining me again and for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now.  What's more, she has her very own online coaching business called Give Me Some Sugar where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON:Instagram: @givemesomesugardiabetesHer website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/Her email: rachel@givemesomesugar.coachHer Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoachSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Aug 5

31 min 7 sec

Are you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode SEVEN in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed.The seventh episode in the Newly Diagnosed Series is all about MDI (multiple daily injections) vs pumping vs DIY looping. Rachel and I discuss what they are and the many options out there. This one is terminology heavy and it may seem very unfamiliar. Scroll down to the bottom to see a list of links to the different pump companies to learn more as well as a link to the DIY Loop website.  Joining me again and for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now.  What's more, she has her very own online coaching business called Give Me Some Sugar where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON:Instagram: @givemesomesugardiabetesHer website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/Her email: rachel@givemesomesugar.coachHer Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoachALL THE LINKS: Medtronic: https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/homeTandem Diabetes: https://www.tandemdiabetes.com/Omnipod: https://www.omnipod.com/InPen by Medtronic (the smart insulin pen): https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/products/inpen-smart-insulin-pen-systemDIY Loop and the RileyLink: https://loopkit.github.io/loopdocs/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jul 28

47 min 15 sec

Are you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode SIX in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed.The sixth episode in the Newly Diagnosed Series is all about counting carbs. Rachel and I discuss how to do it and other things on the nutrition label to take into consideration such as fiber, fat and protein. Plus, we spend a little time talking more about pancreatic function. What else do the Beta Cells do? What are alpha cells and what role do they play? It's a good one, you guys! Joining me again and for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now.  What's more, she has her very own online coaching business called Give Me Some Sugar where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON:Instagram: @givemesomesugardiabetesHer website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/Her email: rachel@givemesomesugar.coachHer Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoachSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jul 22

46 min 52 sec

Are you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode FIVE in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed.The fifth episode in the Newly Diagnosed Series is all about Hyperglycemia or HIGH blood sugar and Hypoglycemia or LOW blood sugar. Rachel and I discuss what it is, the signs and symptoms of these two are, what causes them and a general overview on how to treat them. Joining me again and for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now.  What's more, she has her very own online coaching business called Give Me Some Sugar where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON:Instagram: @givemesomesugardiabetesHer website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/Her email: rachel@givemesomesugar.coachHer Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoachSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jul 15

38 min 24 sec

Are you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode FOUR in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed.The fourth episode in the Newly Diagnosed Series is all about DKA or Diabetic Keto Acidosis. Rachel and I discuss what it is, the signs and symptoms, who's at risk and more. We also take two little side tangents to discuss inhalable insulin, Afrezza, and the Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitor. Check out the links below to learn more about these two awesome T1D tools. Joining me again and for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now.  What's more, she has her very own online coaching business called Give Me Some Sugar where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON:Instagram: @givemesomesugardiabetesHer website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/Her email: rachel@givemesomesugar.coachHer Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoachArticle on Afrezza, the Inhalable Insulin: https://diatribe.org/switching-afrezza-inhaled-insulin-tips-diabetes-educator Link to Eversense CGM page: https://www.ascensiadiabetes.com/eversense/get-started-today/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=eversensecgm&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8vqGBhC_ARIsADMSd1BqvcF1mrOAk7yLMv2AB6IPercvE5sHBNTY4hm3OQmdmBQfTvTNMi8aAoEmEALw_wcBSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jul 8

26 min 51 sec

Are you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode THREE in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed.The third  episode is all about insulin, the very core of Type 1 Diabetes management. We discuss rapid acting insulin, long acting insulin and a few things in between. You'll learn about what brands are out there, how they differ from each other and how insulin works in your body.  Joining me for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now.  What's more, she has her very own online coaching business where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON:Instagram: @givemesomesugardiabetesHer website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/Her email: rachel@givemesomesugar.coachHer Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoachSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jul 1

32 min 51 sec

Are you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode TWO in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed.The second  episode is all about the honeymoon phase. What is it? How long does it last? Is there a way to test for it? How do you know if you're out of it? All this and more! Joining me for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now.  What's more, she has her very own online coaching business where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON:Instagram: @givemesomesugardiabetesHer website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/Her email: rachel@givemesomesugar.coachHer Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoachSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jun 23

19 min 32 sec

Are you a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic? Are you the mom or caregiver of a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic child? Are you starting over with your T1D management? Then you are in the right place! This is episode ONE in a 10 week series for the newly diagnosed. The first episode is all about defining Type 1 diabetes and the difference between Type 1 and Type 2. Sure, there are other types of diabetes but, for today, we are keeping it simple. Joining me for the entire 10 week series is Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Rachel Halverson. Rachel is also a T1D herself and has been living with Type 1 for 23 years now.  What's more, she has her very own online coaching business where she primarily helps women manage their diabetes. In other words, she a super-human, hard-working lady! Please see below so you can know where to find Rachel and get in contact with her if you'd like!A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes is overwhelming to say the very least. The beginning of the journey with T1D is hard, emotional, scary and HEAVY. That's why I wanted to complete this series to help encourage and equip those families who are now facing this new life with T1D. Enjoy!WHERE YOU CAN FIND RACHEL HALVERSON: Instagram: @givemesomesugardiabetesHer website: https://www.givemesomesugar.coach/Her email: rachel@givemesomesugar.coachHer Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gmsscoachSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jun 16

33 min 51 sec

Do you or your child have Type 1 Diabetes? Are you wondering if other members of your family, adults or children, may be at risk for developing T1D? Is there a way to screen for that? If they are at risk, is there anything that can be done to delay or prevent the onset of Type 1? These are all fabulous questions and the answers to all of them are discussed in today's episode.In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Frank Martin, Director of Research at JDRF, about their T1Detect program. We also get to hear all about TrialNet from Dr. Michael Haller, professor and Chief of  Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Florida (UF) as well as the principal investigator of the UF TrialNet Clinical Center. See below for descriptions of both with links to their websites to find out more and order your own at-home screening kit.  What is T1Detect?T1Detect, JDRF’s screening education and awareness program, will arm you with the information you need before and after getting screened for type 1 diabetes (T1D) autoantibodies. Until now, T1D symptoms and a diagnosis often come out of the blue. Today, families can use testing to detect T1D early so they can plan and prepare. With one blood test, anyone at any age can find out—before symptoms even occur—if they are at risk for developing T1D. The test is easy, simple and can help save lives.Their website: https://www.jdrf.org/t1d-resources/t1detect/ What is TrialNet?TrialNet is an international network of leading academic institutions, endocrinologists, physicians, scientists and healthcare teams at the forefront of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. We offer risk screening for relatives of people with T1D and innovative clinical studies testing ways to slow down and prevent disease progression. Our goal: a future without T1D!Their website: https://www.trialnet.org/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jun 9

43 min 41 sec

I was SO excited to do this recording! In this episode I get to chat with Carol Cramer, the creator of Rufus the bear with diabetes! Carol tells us all about how Rufus came to be and how he has impacted the lives of children around the world who are living with Type 1 Diabetes. You're going to love it! Enjoy. In case you are new to Rufus, he is a JDRF teddy bear that is given to newly diagnosed T1D kids.  He is covered in patched that children can practice their injections and finger pokes on. He has brought my daughter so much comfort and joy! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jun 1

56 min 13 sec

Mirabalm is the FIRST 100% all-natural adhesive remover.  In this episode, Sarah, the creator of Mirabalm, is going to tell us all about it. She shares the inspiration behind it, how they developed the product and what ingredients are in it. Sarah is also the mom, to Charlie, a now teenager who has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for a good while. Charlie suffers from what the medical community has recently termed MARSI, or Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury and his poor skin was being ripped off with the removal of each CGM patch and pump part! This trauma led Sarah and her husband to start experimenting to find an all-natural adhesive remover that worked and would save their son's skin. Enter, Mirabalm! Enjoy this episode! Want a FREE sample of Mirabalm?? See below for details!Visit mirabalm.com and go to the drop down menu. Choose the "mirabalmers" tab and use the code sugarmamas to try it for FREE! Plus, their website features a "how to" instructional video as well as more information on MARSI. Mirabalm on Instagram: @mirabalmnaturalMirabalm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sabendfritzMirabalm Website: www.mirabalm.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

May 26

42 min 21 sec

In this episode I get to chat with Megan Husted, possibly the world's sweetest and most caring teacher as well as the mom of a newly diagnosed T1D daughter, Campbell. Megan shares Campbell's diagnosis story with us and really we just chat. It's a lovely conversation between two, Type 1 sugar mamas that I know you're going to love. Enjoy!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

May 19

56 min 13 sec

In this episode I get to talk to Brooke Gibson who is the founder of T1D Sugar Mommas, a group that supports women living with Type 1 Diabetes who are navigating through the stages of family planning, pregnancy and early motherhood. Brooke has been a Type 1 Diabetic for the past 36 years and has 5 children of her own! In other words, she's pretty darn qualified to talk about this subject and guide other T1D women through the process. Brooke tells us all about the inspiration behind T1D Sugar Mommas, how it started, what it offers and more! If I had to sum this episode up in one word for us parents and caregivers of Type 1 Diabetics it would be HOPE. Hope that our warriors will be able to grow up and have a family of their own. Hope and peace knowing that there is an awesome support system in place for the T1D women going through family planning, pregnancy and early motherhood. I am so grateful for women and people like Brooke who are passionate about helping others based on their own experiences. Thank you, Brooke! Enjoy the show and check out the links below to find T1D Sugar Mommas.Instagram: @t1dsugarmommasWebsite: www.t1dsugarmommas.com The Podcast on Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

May 13

51 min 9 sec

Ariel Warren is a registered dietician, a CDCES, the owner of her own private practice where she helps people get control of there diabetes, a speaker, the author of the book Type 1 Diabetes for the Newly Diagnosed, a wife and a mother of two! Whew! In today's episode, Ariel talks to us about using CGM data and blood glucose readings (among other things) to identify trends and make changes to the way you manage diabetes to live life with Type 1 to the fullest! This one is stuffed full of lots of great info! Enjoy! And be sure to check out the links below! Ariel's Website (You can hire her if you need help with your or a loved one's diabetes management!): www.arielwarren.comAriel's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoNjdgwFyDgd_IATMmpXLiwAriel's Instagram: @arielwarrendiabetes Ariel's Book (Amazon Affiliate Link): Type 1 Diabetes for the Newly Diagnosed Think Like a Pancreas (Amazon Affiliate link): https://amzn.to/2RpZUpO Sugar Mama's Podcast Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastEmail the Sugar Mama: sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

May 6

51 min 58 sec

In this episode, Katie chats with Mattie who has been living with T1D for the past 20 years. Mattie tells us all about the Medtronic InPen that she uses. The In Pen is a smart insulin pen with Bluetooth technology  that helps you dose for your meals and keep track of IOB with a handy mobile app so you can keep a tighter reign on your blood glucose numbers and avoid those pesky lows and stubborn highs. If you feel that pumping insulin is not for you or your child but want the latest in pen technology, then the InPen is it! Mattie has also chose to be on a plant based diet. She explains the reasoning behind her choice and how it has helped with her diabetes management. You can find Mattie on Instagram at @plantbased.pancreas. I hope you enjoy the show!Find Mattie on Instagram! @plantbased.pancreasLearn more about the Medtronic InPen! https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/products/inpen-smart-insulin-pen-systemAmazon affiliate link for the book Mastering Diabetes: Mastering Diabetes Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Apr 28

50 min 2 sec

In this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Janelle Haas, volunteer 504 plan advocate who frequently fields 504 questions from JDRF and families needing help establishing a 504 plan.  What is a 504 plan?? Great question! It can be so confusing and overwhelming, especially when dealing with the already overwhelming Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis. Basically, a 504 plan is a legally binding document that all T1D students in grades KG to 12 need to ensure they are safe and treated fairly while at school.  Janelle and I talk all about what it entails and things you need to consider when drafting your child's. (scroll down for the email I wrote to my school) Model 504 Plan from ADA: https://www.diabetes.org/resources/know-your-rights/safe-at-school-state-laws/written-care-plans/section-504-planJanelle's email (be kind, y'all... she's a brave lady): janellehaas@msn.comSection 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: https://www.diabetes.org/resources/know-your-rights/section-504-rehabilitation-act-1973The email I wrote to my school (it was too long to include here so I will link to the website so you can read it there): https://sugarmamaspodcast.com/episode-16-the-411-on-the-504-plan-for-type-1-diabetics/ Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Apr 21

54 min 58 sec

In this episode I get to chat with Tonya from T1D Athletics, a clothing line for Type 1 athletes, their coaches, family members, friends and fans. Tonya's son Caden is now 14 and has been living with T1D for the past 6 years. About a year ago their family made the decision to launch T1D athletics as a way to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes and normalize the conversation around T1D, especially in the world of sports. Tonya and I also talk pumps and sports with teens including handling coaches, being prepared for games and blood sugars with activity and competition. It's a good one, mamas. Enjoy! Where to find T1D Athletics: WEBSITE: www.t1dathletics.comINSTAGRAM: @t1d.athleticsFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/T1DAthleticsEmail me! sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Apr 15

34 min 21 sec

Ouch! Shots are painful! Especially for little kids, most of whom are scared of shots to begin with. In this episode I get to speak with Rebecca who is mom to a 6 year-old girl named Ava. Ava wears a pretty cool gadget called the Medtronic i-Port Advance which takes the pain out of multiple daily injections, giving Ava more flexibility and confidence when it comes to her diabetes management. The i-Port is inserted right on the skin with a small cannula in the subcutaneous tissue and allows users to only have to endure one, small poke once every three days. The insulin gets injected in the port each time and not the skin. Listen in to find out even MORE benefits of the Medtronic i-Port Advance! Enjoy the show! Find Rebecca and Ava on Instagram and check out the i-Port: @avas_type1djourney_xLearn More about the Medtronic i-Port Advance by clicking HERESupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Apr 8

46 min 53 sec

The first half of this episode is a sweet interview with my daughter, Sarah. She tells us a little about life with Type 1 Diabetes and what it has been like to switch over to an insulin pump from multiple daily injections. Plus, you guys get to listen in on a rollicking game of Would You Rather! The second half of the episode, I go more in depth about what it has been like to switch from MDI to using an insulin pump. I talk about the pros and cons to both MDI and Pumping, some of the pump features we like to use and my overall assessment. Hopefully this episode will help anyone who is on the fence about one or the other. Enjoy!Read the book Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner: Buy it on Amazon by clicking HERE! Unisolve Adhesive Remover Wipes: Click HERE (Amazon Affiliate Link) Follow the show on Instagram! @sugarmamaspodcastJoin the Facebook Group! Sugar Mama's Podcast: for Moms of Type 1 DiabeticsEmail me! sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Mar 31

55 min 55 sec

This is such a sweet, cozy episode! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and curl up on the couch as I chat with Stacey and her very well-spoken and precious 10 year old daughter, Addie. We discuss life as a T1D child and just the daily ins and outs of living with and raising a child with Type 1 Diabetes.  Topics covered include diabetes summer camp, trying an insulin pump, pasta, insulin and activity, counseling and being a JDRF child ambassador. Sit back and enjoy this episode that feels like a talk with a good friend on your living room couch. Link to Stacey's Instagram Handel: @sugarcubedlife Lions Camp Merrick: http://lionscampmerrick.org/Learn more about becoming a JDRF ambassador like Addie! https://www.jdrf.org/social-ambassador-signup/Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Mar 25

58 min 5 sec

If you've ever wanted to learn more about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), then this episode is for you! Katie, your host, speaks with Brooks Biagini, JDRF Market Director for Northern Florida, and Andrea Carlile, a JDRF "super volunteer" who is working hard to bring awareness to the research the JDRF is funding and clinical trials that are taking place now.  Listen as we discuss some of the exciting and groundbreaking research JDRF is supporting, fundraising opportunities that you can be a part of, getting connected to other T1D families through JDRF, and what it means to be a JDRF advocate. Both Brooks and Andrea are passionate about JDRF's mission to fund the research that makes the lives of T1Ds and their caregivers easier and, of course, the research that is working towards a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Take a listen to find out more! And see the links below to learn more, support JDRF's efforts and get involved yourself! See links below to many of JDRF's websites/pages:JDRF homepage: www.jdrf.orgJDRF Impact (to learn more about the research): https://www.jdrf.org/impact/research/JDRF Advocacy Program: https://www.jdrf.org/impact/advocacy/JDRF One Walk (get involved and help raise funds!): https://www2.jdrf.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=walk_homepageJDRF Fundraise Your Way! https://www2.jdrf.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=diy_homepageTo learn more about Teplizumab (mentioned in this episode) check out this episode from The Juicebox Podcast: https://www.juiceboxpodcast.com/episodes/jbp452Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Mar 17

42 min 21 sec

This is Part 2 of 2 in our mini series on Type 1 diabetes and Toddlers.  I'm chatting again with Brandy Roy about the nitty gritty of daily what life is like with a T1D baby or toddler. Brandy is the Author of the adorable Type 1 children's books Little Shots for Little Tots and The ABCs of Diabetes. Proceeds from her book go to fund her son, Ryder's, CGM each month as well as go towards donations that Brandy gives to local hospitals so that other toddlers can home with a CGM after diagnosis. Brandy is also the creator of the Instagram account @t1dtoddler where her goal is to create a community for other parents of T1D babies and toddlers. I hope you enjoy the show today! Find Brandy's Books: www.crankypanky.com Find Brandy on Instagram: @t1dtoddlerJoin Brandy's Facebook Group for T1D Babies and Toddlers: Parents of Type 1 Diabetic Babies and Toddlers by clicking HERE Follow the Sugar Mama's Podcast on Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastJoin the Facebook for listeners of the Sugar Mama's Podcast by clicking  HERE Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Mar 11

38 min 50 sec

This is PART 1 in a 2 part mini series on Type 1 Diabetes and Toddlers! Toddlers, man... they're challenging enough without diabetes!! Right?! In this episode I get to chat with Brady Roy, author of Little Shots for Little Tots and The ABCs of Diabetes (see link below to find them!). Brandy is also mom to Ryder, an adorable 2 year-old who was diagnosed with Type 1 at only 15 months old. Brandy is PASSIONATE about helping parents of babies and toddlers with Type 1 Diabetes. She has a wonderful Instagram account @t1dtoddler that offers up encouragement as well as tips and tricks on managing T1D in the littlest of the little warriors. Brandy's hope is that no parent of a T1D toddler feels alone or helpless in this journey. Proceeds from Brady's books go to help fund Ryder's Dexcom each month (because it is not covered under Canada's health care) and goes towards funds that Brandy donates to local hospitals so that other babies and toddlers diagnosed with T1D can go home from the hospital with a CGM after diagnosis. Amazing, isn't it?! Take a listen and enjoy the show! Find Brandy's Books, Little Shots for Little Tots, The ABCs of Diabetes and an T1D Easter book she's currently working on at www.crankypanky.com Find Brandy on Instagram: @t1dtoddlerFind Sugar Mama's Podcast in Instagram @sugarmamaspodcastJoin the Sugar Mama's Podcast Facebook group HERE and interact with me and other listeners on a more personal level! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Mar 4

43 min 14 sec

Planning to get on an airplane any time soon with your T1D? In this episode, Katie speaks with two employees from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Ms. Lorie Dankers, a spokesman for TSA, and Ms. Kylen Hjort, a Lead Transportation Security Officer (LTSO) for TSA. We discuss what families need to know when flying with Type 1 Diabetes. Hopefully this chat will put many parents' minds at ease before getting on an airplane with their Type 1 Diabetic child. Enjoy!Please see below for links to all the information discussed on the show today! Thank you!Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastEmail: sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comTSA Cares and Passenger Support Specialists - Passenger Support | Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov) (855)  787-2227Travelers can call TSA Cares 72 hours prior to traveling and request assistance with the screening process. TSA Civil Rights and Liberties https://www.tsa.gov/contact-center/form/complaints If you feel you have been treated unfairly or unprofessionally when dealing with TSA, let them know! TSA Notification Card - https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/disability_notification_card_508.pdfThis card allows a traveler to discreetly provide information about a special circumstance to the TSA officer in the security checkpoint.  Screening of medically-necessary liquids - Disabilities and Medical Conditions | Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov)Procedures for traveling with medically-necessary liquids are detailed at this website. Note that medically-necessary liquids are not limited to 3.4 ounces (100 ml), but they are required to be screened. Please tell the TSA officer at the front of the security checkpoint that you are traveling with these items. Also note that you will be present for any screening that is done. Traveling with insulin pump or glucose monitor – use the dropdown menu on the Disabilities and Medical Conditions | Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov)TSA provides a comprehensive list of special circumstances that may require additional attention during the screening process. One of those circumstances is traveling with an insulin pump or glucose monitor. While TSA always recommends following the manufacturers’ instructions on any medical device, this web page will let you know what to expect during the screening process. TSA PreCheck - TSA PreCheckTM | Transportation Security AdministrationTSA PreCheckTM is an expedited screening program for low-risk travelers. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Feb 25

33 min 31 sec

In this episode, Katie talks with Gina Perkins about recognizing and navigating anxiety in both children and adults. Gina is mom to an 11 year old girl named DJ who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Both Gina and her daughter have dealt with anxiety throughout their lives and they are both passionate about bringing awareness to the subject as well as helping children and their parents who may also be struggling. Gina shares their story and offers some very useful tips for other parents dealing with anxious children. Gina and her daughter have also created some truly amazing and beautiful products to help other children who may be struggling with anxiety including Gina's book, Katie Not Afraidy. You won't want to miss this sweet and encouraging chat! Enjoy!Where to find Gina : @ginamperkinsHer book, Katie Not Afraidy, on Amazon: Click HERE Gina's website (so much helpful info and wonderful products!): katienotafraidy.comWorkbooks Gina Mentions: CBT Workbook for Kids, What to Do When You Worry Too Much, and What to Do When Your Brain Gets StuckWhere to find me on Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastEmail me with questions and suggestions: sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comFacebook Group for listeners of the podcast: Sugar Mama's Podcast FB GroupSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Feb 18

52 min 16 sec

In the episode Katie speaks to Jo-D who shares the sweetest and most thoughtful text that her T1D daughter, Kelsey, recently sent to her. Kelsey was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 10 years ago today, 02/09/2021 (Happy Diaversary, Kelsey!!!).  Jo-D shares what it was like to have a teen at the time of diagnosis and shares tips on launching her into adulthood. You're going to love this heartfelt conversation... and you made need a few tissues. Enjoy!Kelsey's Blog: www.teamkurekel.comLink to Sugar Mama's Podcast on Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastLink to Sugar Mama's Podcast Facebook group! Click HERESupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Feb 9

40 min 4 sec

In this episode, Katie talks to Andrea, the mom of a now, 23 year old son with Type 1 Diabetes. Andrea tells us all about her son's experience with having a diabetic service dog throughout the middle and high school years.  She also explains what it was like working with and volunteering for an amazing organization such as Dogs4Diabetics throughout the years. Spoken from a mother's perspective, this conversation is both heartwarming and fascinating as she explains all that a diabetic service dog can do for a T1D child. You're going to love it! Check out Dogs4Diabetics (D4D) by clicking HERE   Come find me on Instagram! @sugarmamaspodcastHave a question? An idea for a podcast topic? Or want to be on the show?! Email me at: sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Feb 4

59 min 52 sec

In this episode, Katie speaks with Jennifer who has been a medical coder and biller for the past 16 years. Jennifer offers up awesome tips and tricks for when you have to deal with insurance and fight to get your diabetes supplies covered. This one is super helpful! Enjoy!CPT codes: Stands for Current Procedural Terminology. A CPT code describes what type of care or service has been provided by a licensed medical provider. Each procedure is given its own unique 5 digit code that identifies to health insurance companies what type of care was provided. HCPCS codes: Stands for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System and is a collection of standardized codes that represent medical procedures, supplies, products and services. The codes are used to facilitate the processing of health insurance claims by Medicare and other insurers.    Come find me on Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastHave a question? An idea for a fantastic podcast episode? Want to be on the show?! Email me! sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jan 27

41 min 21 sec

It's a new year, everybody! Yay! In this episode, Katie discusses coming out of the fog of a really challenging year and looking forward to fresh starts and new beginnings. It's never too late to start over in any area of your life including the way you and your kid manage and think about Type 1 diabetes. Katie offers words of encouragement for the new year ahead and offers practical tips for setting small goals that will set you up for big success. Enjoy the show!Follow us on Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastGot questions? An idea for a podcast topic? Want to be on the show? Want to SPONSOR the show?! Email me! sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comFind the book, Think like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner, by clicking HEREEncourageable: (adj) Someone who is able to be encouraged. Side note: The internet is undecided if this is actually a word or not. For the sake of this podcast, it is! LOLIncorrigible: (adj) Someone who is beyond correcting, improving or changing. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jan 22

32 min 39 sec

In this episode, Katie talks with her friend Pam who is the mother of twin girls, one of which has Type 1 Diabetes. They discuss the importance of finding both supportive mom friends and buddies for your T1D kids.  Pam also shares what it is like to have twins when one has Type 1 and the other does not. You won't want to miss this one! Thanks and happy listening!Follow us on Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcastEmail me with show ideas, sponsorship and affiliate opportunities or if you'd like to be on the show! sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jan 14

29 min 29 sec

Katie Roseborough, host of the Sugar Mama's Podcast (SMP), introduces herself, explains why she wanted to create SMP, shares her daughter's diagnosis story and discloses the best and worst of what T1D has offered so far. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show!Want to follow the Sugar Mama's Podcast on Instagram? We are @sugarmamaspodcastHave a question, suggestion for a podcast topic or want to be on the show?? Email me at: sugarmamaspodcast@gmail.comLooking for more support from other T1D moms and want to be part of an awesome d-mom community?! Check out this Facebook group: Moms of Type 1 DiabeticsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sugarmama)

Jan 7

31 min 25 sec