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June 16, 2022

#74 Think Like a Pancreas Chapter 2: Glucose Control, Y'all, What is …

Who's ready to think like a pancreas?! This is the second episode in our 10 week, Think Like a Pancreas Book Club Series and today I am covering chapter TWO called, Glucose Control, Y'all... What is it Good For? My …

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June 9, 2022

#73 Think Like a Pancreas Chapter 1 with author, Gary Scheiner: Time …

Who's ready to think like a pancreas?! This is the first episode in our 10 week, Think Like a Pancreas Book Club Series and today I am covering chapter ONE called, Time for a Little Transparency! My guest for this …

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May 26, 2022

#72 Type 1 Diabetes: A Crash Course for Teachers and Schools with Kim…

Kim Rossi is my guest today! Kim has both personal and professional ties to the world of Type 1 Diabetes! Her daughter was diagnosed with T1D 20 years ago. After her daughter's diagnosis, she was inspired to return to school,...

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May 18, 2022

Episode #71 Part 2: The 411 on the 504 with Leigh Fickling

The 504 plan! What is it? What's in it? And how can we make sure our children living with type 1 diabetes are cared for and safe in the school setting while also receiving the accommodations they need to thrive. …

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May 11, 2022

#70 Metformin use in kids with Type 1 Diabetes

While preparing for the upcoming Think Like a Pancreas Book Club series that launches this summer (June 2022), I read a lot about medications (other than insulin) that are often used to manage blood sugars in both type 1 and …

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May 4, 2022

#69 Living in Freedom with Type 1 Diabetes; a chat with Lauren Bongio…

Meet Lauren Bongiorno! Founder and CEO of Risely Health, a diabetes health coaching company that is passionate about empowering those living with type 1 diabetes. Lauren was diagnosed with T1D when she was 7 years old and, as...

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April 27, 2022

#68 When Your Kid is in a HUGE Clinical Research Trail for Teplizumab…

This is episode 68 of the Sugar Mama’s Podcast and today I am chatting with my very good friend, Shannan Critzer. Shannan is a 5th grade teacher, mom to a truly amazing young lady living with type 1 diabetes, and …

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April 20, 2022

#67 Diabetes Sucks and You Can Handle It with Mark Heyman

Mark Heyman is a clinical diabetes psychologist and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) who has been living with type 1 diabetes for about 23 years. Mark has dedicated his practice to helping other T1Ds...

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April 14, 2022

#66 Touched by Type 1 with founder, Elizabeth Forrest

This is episode #66 of the Sugar Mama’s Podcast and today I get to chat with the lovely and gracious Elizabeth Forrest who is the founder of Touched by Type One. Touched by Type 1 (TBT1) is a non profit …

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April 7, 2022

#65 Sleepovers and Type 1 Diabetes

Let's talk sleepovers and type 1 diabetes! Things to consider, what to pack, how much education to provide and how to deal. My daughter, Sarah, has successfully made it through 4 recent sleepovers, not including several with ...

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March 30, 2022

#64 The Trauma and Grief of a Type 1 Diagnosis with Brooke Giordano

Today's topic, is not one that is talked about often but one that I and my my guest, Brooke Giordano, think is very important to acknowledge. Trauma and grief are words often associated with horrific events, major accidents o...

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March 23, 2022

#63 Is My Best Friend a Robot? An Interview with Mandi Franklin

Today's episode features the super sweet Mandi Franklin; author, blogger, pediatric nurse practitioner and type 1 warrior. Today we get to hear about Mandi's life with T1D, how she's been able to use her type 1 experience to ...

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March 16, 2022

#62 TEEN SERIES Part 10: Invincible Kids Network with Bob Weishar

It's the last episode in the series for parents of T1D teens and today's guest is Bob Weishar, founder of the Invincible Kids Network. Listen in as Bob tells us all about the AMAZING resources Invincible has to offer the …

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March 10, 2022

#61 TEEN SERIES PART 9: Eating Disorders and Diabetes with Joe Solowi…

Family therapist and Diabetes Nurse Educator, Joe Solowiejczyk, is back for today's episode to talk about diabetes and eating disorders, specifically in our type 1 teens. Joe and I talk about what eating disorders and disorde...

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March 3, 2022

#60 TEEN SERIES Part 8: Drinking and Diabetes with Rachel Halverson, …

Today, Rachel Halverson (RN, CDCES), and I are talking about drinking, diabetes and the effect that alcohol has on blood sugar. Why is this HERE as part of the teen series, you may be wondering?? I think it's very important …

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Feb. 23, 2022

#59 TEEN SERIES Part 7: T1D Teens and Driving with Moira McCarthy

I'm back today with Moira McCarthy, fellow type 1 mama and author of the book Raising Teens with Diabetes: a Survival Guide for Parents. This episode was inspired by one of the chapter's in her book and is all about …

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Feb. 17, 2022

#58 TEEN SERIES Part 6: The College Diabetes Network with Molly Johan…

Even if your child with type 1 diabetes is a toddler, it's never too early to start planning for those future college years! Today my guest is Molly Johannes from the College Diabetes Network (CDN). Listen in as we discuss …

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Feb. 10, 2022

#57 TEEN SERIES part 5: T(een)1D Podcast with Jacqueline Lynch

The T(een)1D Podcast is a type 1 diabetes podcast hosted by a T1D teen. Pretty amazing, right?! In todays episode, I get to talk with the impressive host of this show, Jacqueline Lynch. Listen in as she shares her story …

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Feb. 3, 2022

#56 TEEN SERIES part 4: Giving your Teen more Independence with Stace…

Stacey Simms is the host of the very successful T1D news podcast, Diabetes Connections and the author of the book The World's Worst Diabetes Mom . Not only that, but she is also mom to Benny, a now almost 17 …

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Jan. 27, 2022

#55 TEEN SERIES part 3: Teen burnout and rebellion with Joe Solowiejc…

Join me today as I speak with Diabetes Nurse Educator and family therapist, Joe Solowiejczyk, as we discuss how to handle burnout and rebellion in teenagers living with type 1 diabetes. Joe has been working in the field of di...

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Jan. 19, 2022

#54 TEEN SERIES part 2: Insulin Needs in Teens with Rachel Halverson,…

Episode 54 features Rachel Halverson, CDCES . If you remember, Rachel is the trooper that joined me for ALL 10 weeks of the newly diagnosed series. Today, Rachel and I discuss a general overview of insulin needs in teenagers ...

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Jan. 13, 2022

#53 TEEN SERIES part 1: Raising Teens with Diabetes with Moira McCart…

This is episode 53 of the Sugar Mama’s Podcast and the very first in our series for parents of T1D teens. I just want to encourage you that, even if your type 1 kiddo isn’t a teen, don’t check out! …

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Jan. 5, 2022

#52 Myabetic with Kyrra Richards

Episode 52 features Kyrra Richards, owner, founder and CEO of Myabetic. If you don't already know, Myabetic sells chic and fashionable diabetes products that are truly beautiful AND practical. From purses to sling bags, backp...

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Dec. 23, 2021

#51 The Omnipod 5 Clinical Research Trial

Today I had the pleasure of talking to Skiy Berglund whose daughter, Vera, has been participating in the Omnipod 5 (OP5) Clinical Reasearch Trial (CRT) for the past year! If you're anything like me, you've been waiting patien...

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