The Sugar Mama's Podcast is for moms of Type 1 Diabetics. Hosted by Katie Roseborough, the show features heartfelt and insightful conversations with other T1D moms as well as members of the Type 1 community. Get ready to feel all the feels and gain a new perspective as Katie and her guests discuss the ins, outs, ups, downs and all arounds of parenting and caring for a child with Type 1 Diabetes.
#9 Part 1 of 2: Type 1 and Toddlers
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: @t1dtoddler Find Sugar Mama's Podcast in Instagram @sugarmamaspodcast Join the Sugar Mama's Podcast Facebook group HERE and interact with me and other listeners on a more personal level!
#8 Flying with your T1D: Katie speaks with TSA
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...
#7 Let's Talk About Anxiety
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 : @ginamperkins Her book, Katie Not Afraidy, on Amazon: Click HERE Gina's website (so much helpful info and wonderful products!): katienotafraidy.com Workbooks Gina Mentions: CBT Workbook for Kids, What to Do When You Worry Too Much, and What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck Where to find me on Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcast Email me with questions and suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Group for listeners of the podcast: Sugar Mama's Podcast FB Group
#6 The Best Text Ever and giving your Teen T1D Independence
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.com Link to Sugar Mama's Podcast on Instagram: @sugarmamaspodcast Link to Sugar Mama's Podcast Facebook group! Click HERE
#5 Dogs 4 Diabetics: Andrea tells the story of her son and his service dog
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! @sugarmamaspodcast Have a question? An idea for a podcast topic? Or want to be on the show?! Email me at: email@example.com
#4 Expert tips for dealing with Insurance Companies
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: @sugarmamaspodcast Have a question? An idea for a fantastic podcast episode? Want to be on the show?! Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org