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Reclaim Your Rise: Type 1 Diabetes with Lauren Bongiorno

Lauren Bongiorno is a Nationally Board Certified Health Coach and the founder and CEO of Risely Health. Featured on the TODAY show and other media outlets, Risely helps people and families impacted by Type 1 Diabetes take ownership over their health so they can transform their life with more freedom and confidence. Lauren has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 7 years old and has experienced firsthand that when health transforms, so does everything else - our relationships, our time, our career, our families, and, most importantly, ourselves. Each week she will bring you lessons from her own personal diabetes experience, strategies that are key to understanding your body’s patterns, and guests who will speak to everything from advances in technology to all things hormones, exercise, relationships, and mindset. All of this so that over time, you TOO can reclaim your rise.

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121. The Revolutionary Innovation in Pump Technology with Xeris x Beta Bionics
This feels like science fiction, but it’s true! The conversation you’re about to hear is about the next innovation in pump technology that is going to revolutionize management for people using insulin. I’m joined by Xeris Pharmaceuticals CEO Paul Edick and Beta Bionics CEO Sean Saint a week after they announced a collaboration to develop a bi-hormonal pump that has both insulin and glucagon. Time Stamps:  (02:45) Paul’s background and role at Xeris(04:34) Sean’s background and role at Beta Bionics (06:16) How this epic collaboration came to be (08:33) Xeris on rescue glucagon(10:05) “We’re not there yet, but we’ll do it together” (10:41) The spirit of innovation (11:25) What hasn’t this been done before? (13:05) “But what’s going to happen to Gvoke pen?” (14:40) What can people get excited about?(16:00) The burden impact (16:57) The gas and brake (17:50) How is this different than AID delivery systems?(20:05) The extreme fear of low blood sugar (22:00) Anticipating possibilities and blocks (23:22) When we can expect this and FDA approval(26:51) Innovating in spite of a cure (30:24) Saving lives What to do now:Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Listen to Paul in our prior episode on Glucagon EPISODE 96Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
33:39 5/28/24
120. Diabetes and Business Unsliced with Pizza Man Mike Bausch
My favorite recording of the year thus far! Meet Mike Bausch, 2x best-selling Amazon author, Guinness World Record holder, and owner of nationally ranked Andolini’s Pizzeria in Tulsa, OK, who has done all of this while living with T1D for the past 20 years. It took neuropathy of the face while training for Officer Candidacy School before Mike would take his diabetes symptoms seriously. Today, we’re discussing his story, what he attributes all his success to, asking for help, alcohol, the dopamine boost from junk food, and, of course, we talk pizza!Time Stamps:  (05:22) Lauren’s burning question: does water really make the pizza?(07:11) Mike’s childhood (08:28) Mike’s diagnosis story and peeing out the window(10:05) Training for Officer Candidacy School while ignoring diabetes symptoms (16:00) You can do anything you set your mind to(18:30) How pizza came into his life (20:13) What does he attribute his success to? (20:56) “Don’t be a wallflower, do the worm”(21:54) His struggles to manage diabetes and his weight (24:46) Slowing down and hiring a coach for the first time(30:20) “I don’t feel Lauren, I do”(32:48) Men and talking about their feelings (36:04) How he intentionally manages his diabetes now(41:03) Alcohol + blood sugars(43:07) The slippery slope of “You can do whatever you want”(45:00) Mike’s favorite protein hack(46:22) Knowing what you value(47:40) The dopamine shift (50:02) Pushing himself as an entrepreneur What to do now:Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Learn more about TempMonitor HERE  Buy TempMonitor HERECheck out Mike’s website, books, and more here getunsliced.com or find him on Instagram @mikeybauschDisclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
59:38 5/21/24
119. T1D + Thyroid Health with Dr. Sandra Sobel
Thyroid dysfunction is 2-3x higher within the T1D population. Today’s guest, Dr. Sandra Indacochea Sobel, a board-certified Endocrinologist, answers your listener questions, and we delve into the crucial topics of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, preventative lifestyle medicine, the role of biotin in blood work, and so much more!Time Stamps:  (06:13) Dr. Sobel’s connection to Lauren’s dad’s T1D diagnosis(09:10) The misdiagnosis of T2D(10:13) Disease-modifying therapies for T1D(11:00) The importance of antibody screenings (13:50) Hypothyroidism(14:10) Hyperthyroidism (14:32) Statistics on thyroid disease and autoimmune disorder(17:36) Signs & Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in women (19:57) A word of caution on diagnosis (20:34) Vacation(24:00) Hashimotos Disease (26:00) Thyroid Studies (28:17) Preventing hypothyroidism & lifestyle (32:10) Preventative care & blue zones (35:00) The problem of cardiometabolic disease & younger generations(35:38) Sleep and time perspective in the US(37:58) Cortisol, sleep, and the thyroid (40:10) Overemphasizing exercise and nutrition(42:14) Sleep, stress mitigation, and healthy social engagements (44:44) How to approach a Hashimoto diagnosis (46:56) How to lessen thyroid disorder symptoms once medicated(49:53) Whole foods defined (53:18) Normal TSH, Slightly free T4 (57:00) Biotin and supplements (58:38) Is there a connection between T1D, thyroid disorder, and blood sugar?What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Sign up for our upcoming Masterclass: The Blueprint to Your Best A1C YetLearn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Find Dr. Sobel on Instagram HERE Listen to Dr. Sobel on Episode 24.Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
62:57 5/14/24
118. The 15 Minute Golden Rule to Lower Your A1C
This episode is for anyone who has been struggling to lower their A1C. Learn just how Risely’s methodology works through 3 unique case studies, plus the “golden rule” that will change how you think about reaching your A1C goal. I’ve also got 5 questions to ask yourself to apply this rule effectively + I announce details on our first workshop of the year, a FREE A1C Masterclass! Time Stamps:  (01:48) The “uncoined” 15 min rule for A1C(04:01) Focusing on outcome versus creating a road map (06:04) Risely Client Case Study A - higher A1C(07:02) Risely Client Case Study B - lower A1C(08:06) Risely Client Case Study C - teenager (10:05) The Golden Rule explained(11:00) Why this rule matters(12:50) 5 questions to ask yourself (16:02) Implementation & knowing your patterns(18:40) Announcing our FREE A1C MasterclassWhat to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Sign up for our upcoming Masterclass: The Blueprint to Your Best A1C YetLearn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
22:07 5/7/24
117. T1D Hormones, Appetite, Insulin Sensitivity, and Weight Loss with Ginger Vieira
Today’s guest Ginger Vieira, tells us everything we need to know about the 5 hormones affected by T1D, which impact weight loss, appetite, and insulin sensitivity. We discuss each of these hormones in detail and the positive lifestyle choices we can make to work WITH our bodies instead of against them. We also candidly discuss using Ozempic for weight management in type ones. This is the stuff no one is taught at diagnosis! Time Stamps:  (04:54) The “Sorority Terms” of cells(6:40) Amalin hormone(7:42) Glucagon hormone & the overproduction of glucose(09:30) Weight management, hunger cues, & hormones(12:00) The role of protein in your diet (12:25) Glucagon continued (12:45) Somatostatin hormone (14:28) The liver and low blood sugar(16:40) Pancreatic polypeptide hormone & insulin sensitivity (22:08) Stress & basal insulin (22:30) The misunderstanding of the “dawn phenomenon”(23:49) Ghrelin hormone (26:45) Why crash diets do not work with T1D(27:42) Why lifestyle is crucial with T1D and caffeine’s effect (28:44) The impact of exercise + insulin sensitivity (31:13) Ozempic (35:38) The importance of working with a coach while taking GLP 1 medicationWhat to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Find Ginger @gingervieira.t1d and get her books HERE Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
38:10 4/30/24
116. Meet Coach Katarina + Learn Her Weekly T1D Workout Strategy
Meet Risely’s newest coach, Katarina Harmon! In an exercise-focused conversation, Katarina and I discuss blood sugar strategies based on workout type, what her workout week looks like, finding the root and motivation for habit change, and the diabetes support dynamic with her husband. She also begins the interview with what fellow Type 1 diabetic and singer Nick Jonas said that deeply impacted her.Time Stamps:  (03:38) Meeting Nick Jonas and what he said that impacted her(07:46) “It is what it is. How can I make the best out of it?”(09:27) “My endo said ‘Things will never be easy for you.’ ”(11:36) The role of Exercise Science in her T1D journey(13:56) Nutrient timing, intuitive workouts & what her exercise week looks like(14:50) Blood sugar tips for immediately following anaerobic and aerobic exercises (16:40) Strong Man Competitor(18:02) How workout type & muscle group focus affects blood sugar(21:48) Factors that impact blood sugar + working out(25:48) “If I need to take insulin or eat to do a workout, does it defeat the purpose of the workout?”(27:33) Two-fers(29:50) Identifying the root when you’re lacking motivation  (32:50) The outcome of body movement + food choices(34:55) “What is your relationship to enough?”(37:30) The Risely difference and the nuance of Type 1(39:38) What tools/strategies create the most significant impact(43:18) Tears: the DCB graduation call (47:17) Diabetes support dynamic and her husband What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.The doors for the April Decide and Conquer Bootcamp - our signature group coaching program for women with T1D - are now open. Apply HERE. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
51:16 4/23/24
115. Neil Greathouse: Reclaiming life with T1D "One Day at a Time"
We’re back for a second episode with the one and only Neil Greathouse! In this episode, we discuss various topics, including his experience directing a film with Nick Jonas, releasing his book, Type 1 Diabetes: One Day At a Time, and becoming a coach at Risely. Neil and I talk about his approach to social media education, validating shared experiences, information overload, and the power of sharing failures. Plus, we give you tangible ways to empower yourself to reclaim your life with T1D, one decision at a time. Be sure to enter his book giveaway by following the instructions below!Time Stamps:  (02:15) Diagnosis, Nick Jonas, 400 videos, and starting at Risely (04:00) Bike Beyond documentary (05:30) What keeps him motivated (10:19) The power of validation(12:10) “Don’t relay information. Figure out why it matters to people.”(13:28) Making fun of yourself (15:02) Social media as search engines (16:10) Neil’s book - Type 1 Diabetes: One Day At a Time(20:35) Making complex topics simple (23:06) The power of sharing failures(24:40) Noncompliance, anxiety, and compassion(25:31) Information overload, motivation, and trust (26:50) The comfort of having a coach with diabetes (32:00) The power of asking questions (41:44) Learning to trust yourself to make the right decisions(44:15) “Diabetes isn’t the main character.”What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Hear more of Neil’s story on Episode 64Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. NEIL’S BOOK GIVEAWAY: Rate the podcast, leave a review, take a screenshot of this episode and share on IG and tag @riselyhealth @lauren_bongiorno @neilgreathouse Get Neil’s book HEREDisclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
46:33 4/16/24
114. Danica the Diabetic: "I don't live waiting for a cure"
As today’s guest says “I don't need to be told what to do, I need to be empowered to make my own choices.” Danica Collins is a scientist, Board-Certified Health and Well-Being Coach, and public speaker with 18 years lived experience with T1D. The throughline of the conversation is self efficacy, advocating for yourself, and education. From doing your research, to the time her CGM went out in an African jungle and she had to get back to basics, Danica is about empowering YOU to know your diabetes best. In an ever evolving tech world, Danica speaks to the importance of bringing research to your doctor as well as what she’s excited about for the future of AI and diabetes. We talk about diversity in health equity and the lack of diabetes education in other countries. Finally, we speak life into a shared vision of the not so far future where health coaching is a crucial part of our health system.Time Stamps:  (03:48) Learning to advocate for yourself (06:28) The challenges of being diagnosed at 14(08:58) Self Efficacy (11:18) From dentist dreams to healthcare scientist coach(12:47) The challenge of doctors keeping up with the advancement of tech (14:07) Bringing research and new tech to your doctor(17:37) The exhaustion of self advocacy (18:42) Feeling your best despite diabetes(19:45) The constant evolution of fine-tuning your diabetes (21:30) The time her CGM stopped working in African jungle(23:55) Know your foundations without any tech(24:50) The confidence to travel with diabetes(25:05) Diversity in health equity(27:44) Diabetes education: the fear of insulin and cultural differences(29:45) The future of diabetes coaching in the health system(33:00) The meta of diabetes(34:59) The ADA Standards of Care (37:21) What Danica is most excited for (40:02) AI enhancing diabetes (44:11) Rapid fire questions What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.The doors for the April Decide and Conquer Bootcamp - our signature group coaching program for women with T1D - are now open. Apply HERE. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Find and Follow Danica on Instagram Youtube  Tik Tok 
47:43 4/9/24
113. T1D Q+A: Alcohol, Burnout, The Honeymoon Phase + Choosing a Pump
We got over 100 questions and I chose a few to chat about with Coach Jehan in today’s Q & A episode. Topics we cover range from burnout, to how to relearn diabetes, the honeymoon phase, the effects of alcohol and diabetes, choosing a pump, and more. Coach Jehan wraps us up with a roll call for our DCB Cohort starting in April.Time Stamps:  (03:47) Meet Coach Jehan(06:01) How to smartly handle burnout in community (08:00) The 2 epitomes of burnout according to Lauren(12:17) The growth path(13:52) How to relearn diabetes (17:36) The honeymoon phase and how to identify when it’s ending(21:00) Alcohol and diabetes(26:10) What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned since working at Risely?(32:48) Choosing a pump + pumps and pregnancy (38:42) The hardest mental shifts for a type one to go through(44:02) Jehan on April’s DCB Cohort - roll callWhat to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.The doors for the April Decide and Conquer Bootcamp - our signature group coaching program for women with T1D - are now open. Apply HERE. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
48:02 4/2/24
112. The Law of Accumulation + 3 Questions to Combat Self Sabotage and Achieve Your Goals
This is a quick, pep-talk episode to get real with yourself and achieve your goals by looking at the Law of Accumulation. Self reflection is key in getting closer towards your goals, and in this week’s episode, I want you to think of one health related diabetes goal you always make but seem to struggle with yet you don’t know WHY. I’m breaking down 3 challenges so you can get clear on why that might be so you can STOP coming back to the same struggle and finally achieve your goal! Time Stamps:  (02:32) Growth oriented human beings(03:27) Outcome focused vs. the path to the outcome(04:03) The Law of Accumulation (05:05) Self sabotage(07:02) Challenge # 1 - Labeling the Problem Wrong(09:56) Challenge #2 - Too Many Barriers (11:41) Challenge #3 - Change is HardWhat to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.The doors for the April Decide and Conquer Bootcamp - our signature group coaching program for women with T1D - are now open. Apply HERE. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
18:29 3/26/24
111. How To Radically Accept Diabetes, Train An Alert Dog, and Throw a Diaversary Party
From the get-go, today’s guest was not going to let type one diabetes stop her from moving forward with life. DCB graduate Sara Lerner and I sat down for a refreshing conversation about how she came to radically accept her diagnosis very early on. She shares practical advice along with the values that helped her do so and why she DOES let diabetes define her. We also chat about training her beloved diabetic alert dog Louie, why and how she celebrated her Diaversary, and the massive impact of community on her diabetes journey. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or still struggling to accept and feel empowered in your diagnosis, you need to listen to this conversation.Time Stamps:  (05:00) How her diagnosis was the biggest growth of her life (06:58) Grateful from day one(08:28) The values that helped her quickly tackle diabetes with less fear(10:11) Letting diabetes define her (11:24) The importance of getting plugged in early to the diabetes community (13:15) Releasing the fantasy of pre-diabetes life (14:48) “I’m doing more now with Type 1”(16:00) Her DCB experience and eating the thing that scares you(18:50) Breaking your own limitations (19:20) Letting go of control as a control freak (23:39) How she ran a half marathon(29:23) Louie her diabetic alert dog, the training process, and how he helps her(36:30) Diaversary Parties (41:30) The essential role of Community to integrate What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.The doors for the April Decide and Conquer Bootcamp - our signature group coaching program for women with T1D - are now open. Apply HERE. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Sara’s recommendation for diabetic alert dog training and scholarships available HEREDisclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
45:39 3/19/24
110. The Stress Management Approach Your Diabetes Care is Missing
Today’s guest, Eddie Stern, is the founder of The Breathing App For Diabetes, the first app that helps people with diabetes lower their stress levels. With 35 years of experience in the yoga space, Eddie and I go deep in this conversation about a side of diabetes management that Western medicine is not suited to address: holistic stress management. We discuss consciousness, purpose, identity, the role of disharmony, and breathwork. Eddie helps us to ask big questions like “Who am I?” and address how to stop identifying with productivity and output. He even leads you in a 3 minute guided breathwork session to engage the parasympathetic “healing state.”  Learn why 60,000 monthly app users are running to get his app and start changing the speed of your mind for better diabetes care! Time Stamps:  (05:56) The pursuit of meaning and purpose (09:37) The high school teacher that changed his life and the 3 questions she asked (11:22) The unchanging nature of Consciousness and finding Awareness (14:16) The Relative and Absolute “Who am I”(16:30) Life is relationship and interconnectedness to all that is (18:22) How to release identity to productivity & external accomplishment (20:44) We as an expression of purposefulness in Nature(21:55) The role of disharmony in Nature and Spirituality (23:20) Lauren reflects on her yoga journey (24:11) The key to freedom with diabetes: intuition & slowing down(25:34) Stress = speed of the mind (27:14) Eddie in India and being “woken up” in devotion(30:54) Eastern and Western medicine approaches (35:13) Diabetes, tress, and noncommunicable diseases from a yogic healing approach(36:56) Parasympathetic Response as the Healing State(39:30) 3 minute guided breathwork with Eddie (43:44) What Lauren felt post breathwork (44:25) What to Expect: The Breathing App for Diabetes (49:00) Where to find Eddie’s app and books What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.The doors for the April Decide and Conquer Bootcamp - our signature group coaching program for women with T1D - are now open. Apply HERE. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Check out The Breathing App for Diabetes in the app store Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
51:07 3/12/24
109. Pregnancy Challenges and IVF with Type One Diabetes
For today’s guest, Risely group coaching graduate KC Gurbuz, getting diagnosed with undiagnosed infertility was another major life challenge to navigate with T1D. On today’s episode, KC walks through her experience with the IVF process and how she managed her diabetes through it. We go into all of it: from what her numbers looked like, to the mental health challenge, to food journaling, and finally holding her sweet baby in her arms. Time Stamps:  (03:14) Running a half marathon in range post DCB(06:43) Moving from restrictive to less restrictive (08:37) When they decided to have a baby and interviewing your doctors team(09:56) Diabetes management and deciding when to conceive (11:30) Her husband’s role (14:09) The start of infertility treatments(16:27) Mental health, infertility, & gratitude (18:19) Rates of success and the process(22:25) “Checking the box of challenge”(25:13) Managing her numbers during treatments(29:25) The “two week wait”(30:45) Respecting her body and perspective (31:45) What grounded her for pregnancy(32:36) One of the first signs you're pregnant as a diabetic and ow pregnancy affects your numbers(33:45) Food journaling while pregnant(36:30) Is coaching better before or during pregnancy?(38:00) The support of  DCB community mamas(39:00) IVF, Preeclampsia and Diabetes(40:17) Her postpartum experience (41:28) Gratitude and Grace(44:03) KC’s advice for infertility & IVFWhat to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.The doors for the April Decide and Conquer Bootcamp - our signature group coaching program for women with T1D - are now open. Apply HERE. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan.
49:18 3/5/24
108. Diabulimia: The Intersection of Diabetes and Eating Disorders with Erin Akers
The Jocelyn Diabetes Center suggests that 30% of diabetic women between the ages of 15 and 30 manipulate or omit their insulin in order to lose weight. For Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I want to talk about the lesser known yet devastating eating disorder. Today’s incredible guest is the founder and executive director of Diabulimia. Helpline (DBH), Erin Akers. Erin shares the heart-wrenching story of how she flatlined and was resuscitated after her diabulimia put her in the hospital. This episode is raw and real, but also a necessary conversation to shed light on the T1D tendency towards perfectionism and a disordered relationship to food. Time Stamps:  (06:25) The Recovery-Relapse Cycle (07:14) January 2012: The Fall(08:25) The Fear of Being Found Out(09:25) The Time Erin Flat-lined (10:22) A Mother’s Cry: A Call To Change (12:28) Why the Second Time Was Harder to Ask For Help(14:30) Her Diagnosis Journey (16:40) When the Body Image Issues Began as a childt 9 (19:10) Comparison to Her Brother’s Diabetesic Journey(22:00) Giving Up on Being a “Good Diabetic” at 14(22:48) The Descent: Figuring Out How She Could Lose Weight (25:40) Feeding the Hungry Heart: Our Relationship to Food (26:40) Perfectionist Tendencies and Grace(32:57) Context Collapse (35:58) The Unique Pathology of Diabulimia(37:54) The 2 Things (38:53) What Recovery Looks Like(39:55) Relationship to the Number(40:55) A Perfectionist Exercise(42:10) Journaling to Heal(46:38) Recovery is Not Passive: You Have To Do the Work(47:45) Diabulimia An Ignored Population(49:41) Community (52:35) The Helpline(53:23) Why We Can’t Afford to NOT Talk About Diabuleima(57:12) Erin’s Lifelong Complications(59:01) Happy Recovery Stories (01:02:25) Getting Your Dreams, Belief, and Hope BackWhat to do now: 1. To Call the FREE Diabuleima Helpline: 1-425-985-3635 2. DBH Links: INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/diabulimiahelpline/ DBH WEBSITE: www.DBH.org DIABETES & EATING DISORDER FB SUPPORT GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiabulimiaSupport  3. Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.4. Learn more about our coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
64:15 2/27/24
107. Blood Sugar + Cognitive Function, plus Creatively Communicating Your T1D Needs
There’s no doubt that our blood sugars affect our mood and cognitive function, and in this week’s episode, I’m joined by Brea Di Dato, a family and psychiatric nurse practitioner in Oregon, for a conversation that is chalk full of wisdom. Our conversation includes her story of being diagnosed at age 38, her experience with neuropathy, anxiety, and more. She paints a vision of how our joy can coexist with suffering and that the goal of life is NOT an end to suffering. Brea also shares her expertise on the role between blood sugar, cognitive function, mood, and how to effectively communicate your “grumpy space” needs to your partner.Time Stamps:  (04:56) Weight Loss and Brain Fog: Her Diagnosis at 38 Years Old (08:20) Her First 6 Months of Diagnosis(10:05) Neuropathy (12:05) How She Approaches Her Patients Now Post Diagnosis (13:04) The Slippery Slope of Single Data Points (14:53) Safety & Taking Control of Anxiety With a New Diagnosis (17:43) Barriers to Living (19:40) First Steps: Validate the Grief (20:48) The Coexistence of Joy and Suffering (22:42) A Dead Person Goal(23:45) Growth, Change, and Discomfort (26:22) Distress and Burnout (30:15) Reaching Out for Help (33:18) Diabetes, ADHD, Blood Sugar and Cognitive Function(35:49) Blood Sugar and Mood (38:41) Creative and Effective Communication of Your Needs(42:32) I Don’t Need You to Fix ThisWhat to do now: For any person with Diabetes in Oregon who would like to talk to someone about their mental health, check out Brea’s business website https://www.pbh.health/Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more about our coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan.
45:07 2/20/24
106. Holistic Endocrinology: Wisdom on Meditation, Patient Relationships, and AI in Medicine with Dr. Allen Sussman
He’s an endocrinologist who has met the Dalai Lama three times! In this episode, I get to talk with Dr. Allen Sussman about why he sees endocrinology as a holistic field, the root of burnout in medicine, and how he thinks the healthcare system can be changed. He shares stories of meeting with the Dalai Lama, what he has seen work and not work when supporting patients in making changes to their T1D health, and more. He also highlights the vital significance of community and connection to our health and discusses the limitations of AI in medicine with its lack of mind-body connection which is unique to humans. Dr. Sussman also shares his top four habits for a healthy life. This is a truly unique conversation to have with an endocrinologist, and I hope you appreciate his unique perspective as much as I do! Time Stamps:  (03:53) Becoming a Freudian in High School (6:00) His Turning Point in Holistic Health & Meditation(08:05) What His Family Thought of This in the 60’s(9:30) Meditation and Connection to the Dalai Lama(14:40) The Importance of Slowing Down (17:18) Medical School & Endocrinology as Holistic(20:55) Developing Relationships with Patients (27:05) Changing the Healthcare System(29:00) The Role of Community & Connection and Your Health(34:32) The Third Place and Limitations of AI in Medicine(40:32) The Importance of Mind-Body Connection & Meaning in Life(42:30) “T.I.P.” and How Can We Increase the Placebo Effect and Why?(46:38) Diabetes as a Blessing(47:20) His Top Four Habits for a Healthy LifeWhat to do now: Check out Dr. Sussman’s book and website Saving the Art of Medicine HERE.Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more about our coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
50:55 2/13/24
105. I Accidentally Gave Myself 10x the Insulin That I Needed - Here’s How That Played Out
23 years with T1D and I have never done this before! I’m telling you all about my recent experience of accidentally giving myself 10x the units of insulin I needed for breakfast. After sharing this story on Instagram in real time and getting tons of feedback from folks saying, “This happened to me too,” I knew I needed to share more about how it all played out.  Time Stamps:  (02:46) The Story: How I Accidentally Gave Myself 10 Units of Insulin(05:30) The Click: The Moment I Realized What I’d Done(07:40) My First Step to Course Correct(10:45) The Food I Ate to Course Correct(11:45) Have Glucagon As a Backup(12:34) My Blood Sugar Results (13:44) The Emotional Drain (14:18) First Takeaway: I Didn’t Need the Carbs I Thought(14:36) Second Takeaway: Max Bulose Feature(16:28) Third Takeaway: You Have the Knowledge Within You(17:45) Fourth Takeaway: This Happens to So Many of Us(19:09) Fifth Takeaway: Slow Down What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more about our coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
22:16 2/6/24
104. Unleash the power of gut health and intuitive eating with type one diabetes with Elisabeth DiDonato
On today’s episode, I’m joined by Risely’s new coach and dietitian Elisabeth DiDonato. After being a vegan for years and battling her own health issues, Elisabeth learned a lot about gut health, finding the right foods for your body, and the importance of holistic health. We cover so many of your FAQ’s in this episode from probiotics, intuitive eating, intermittent fasting, juicing with T1D and so much more! Time Stamps:  (05:50) Releasing T1D Embarrassment and Wearing Your Device(8:04) Diabetes and Relationship to Food (13:02) What She Learned in Going Vegan(16:17) Eating the Rainbow for a Healthy Gut(16:50) Listening to What Your Body Needs vs. Boxing Yourself Into a Diet Label(21:11) Why We Take a Holistic Health Approach(22:30) The Gut: Our Second Brain and Eating the Rainbow(25:00) How to Juice Safely as a Diabetic(29:04) Imbalanced Gut Health and Autoimmune Issues (31:38) Stress and Insulin Resistance(34:20) How to Properly Fuel Your Body to Workout in the AM(37:18) Intermittent Fasting(40:48) Probiotics and Prebiotics(42:24) Can You Eat Intuitively as a Diabetic?(46:55) How Do You Snack With Diabetes?(51:13) What She’s Most Excited About Sharing as Risely’s Dietitian What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more about our coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
53:43 1/30/24
103. The Menstrual Cycle Blood Sugar Connection, T1D Mental Health, and Processing Childhood Diagnosis with Coach Lindsey
Today you get to meet one of the new Risely Coaches Lindsey Payne. She tells the story of her intense childhood diagnosis and her journey of becoming a coach after so much personal struggle and frustration with her T1D. Lindsey shares the education gaps that made her feel like she was just never going to figure out her diabetes - like how menstrual cycles affect blood sugar or how blood sugar affects mental health. Plus, we talk about the sometimes confusing difference between a coach and a mentor. I know many of you will resonate with Lindsey’s experience.  Time Stamps:  (05:08) Challenges in Health and Shifts in Diabetes Management(06:39) The Delayed Impact of Childhood Diagnosis on Mental Health and Her Diagnosis Story(09:07) What Her Teenage + College Years Looked Like with T1D(11:38) Blood Sugar and Mental Health Connection(14:05) Her Two Biggest Transformations from the DCB Program(16:35) Understanding the Connection Between Blood Sugars and Your Menstrual Cycle(17:40) Optimism and Shifting Frustration into Hope(22:45) Becoming a Coach and Working with Military Sailors(26:40) Coaching vs. Mentorship - the difference (30:20) Giving Yourself Grace and Patience(32:48) What Lindsey Wishes People Knew about Living with T1DWhat to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more about our coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
38:20 1/23/24
102. Resilient Hearts: Navigating T1D Parenting with Dr. Maureen Peterson
Today’s guest never expected that after her daughter’s cancer recovery, that she would later be diagnosed with T1D as a teenager. Dr. Maureen Peterson, a pediatrician and life coach, surely thought lighting couldn’t strike twice, but what they thought was a UTI turned out to be so much more. Maureen shares her wild story and encourages us, especially parents of kids with T1D, to practice modeling open communication and vulnerability. Maureen’s unique experience has equipped her with resiliency and emotional processing skills that all of us can benefit from. You’ll want to journal your feelings after this one! Time Stamps:  (03:31) Every challenge we have a choice(05:14) Her lightbulb moment as a pediatrician and a parent(08:06) Am I gonna die? Her daughter’s cancer diagnosis followed by a T1D diagnosis in the bathroom(13:24) Self Care: Maureen’s response to the T1D diagnosis (16:40) Cancer prepared me(19:11) Resilience, vulnerability, and modeling behavior for your kids(22:29) Having a hormonal teenager with T1D and creating open communication(27:29) Her advice for the parent whose kid doesn’t want to take care of themselves(29:43) Plot Twist: Maureen learns that Lauren’s dad was diagnosed with T1D(31:40) Archie the diabetic dog(33:05) What inspired her to write her book and the emotional process(36:30) The power of journaling and your homework assignment What to do now: Learn more about Maureen HERE and read her book Reclaiming Life: A Guide for Parents of Chronically Ill ChildrenFollow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more about our coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
40:56 1/16/24
101. Breaking Limits in Motherhood and Home Birth with T1D with Brooklyn Powell
Home birth as a mom with T1D? This may not be the “norm” but today’s guest is here to change that and empower YOU. A mom of four, Brooklyn Powell shares her journey from hospital births to a home birth, highlighting the importance of advocating for your birth preferences and creating a peaceful birth experience, while busting through any self-limiting beliefs and societal pressure. Throughout the conversation, Brooklyn emphasizes the importance of trusting your instincts, taking control of your health, and making informed decisions. In this conversation, she discusses how becoming a mother and starting a business at home has pushed her to evolve. With enthusiasm, Brooklyn emphasizes the importance of mindset and overcoming doubts and fears. She encourages listeners to take small steps towards their goals and not compare themselves to others. She also provides practical advice on time management, decluttering, and finding strength through faith. I’ve been SO excited for you to listen to this one! Time Stamps:  (06:34) Brooklyn’s Reclaim Your Rise as a First Time Mom(08:09) Brooklyn's Birth Stories: From Hospital to Home Birth(13:49) The CDC Stats of Home Birth in the US(18:42) Her Peaceful Home Birth Experience (21:31) Creating a Peaceful Hospital Birth Experience(27:00) Advocating for Your Birth Preferences, Backup Plans, & Doctor Involvement (31:40) Reactions and Criticism(37:59) Trusting Your Maternal Instincts and Decision Making(38:49) Personal Growth and Motherhood(41:52) Finding Purpose and Balancing Motherhood(44:25) Overcoming Doubts, Fears & Taking Small Steps Towards Goals(48:18) “I want you to Fail”(50:10) Her Tips for Time Management as a Mom (52:32) Declutter Like a Mother and Simplifying(53:39) The Importance of Faith as a MomWhat to do now: Follow Brooklyn on IG HERE.Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more about our coaching programs HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
58:00 1/9/24
100. Navigating the New Year: A Three-Part Framework for Setting Intentions and Overcoming Your Limits
We’re celebrating New Years with our 100th episode on how YOU can start off in the right direction! In 2024, don’t just be a product of time passing. You have agency over your outcomes by setting yourself up for success. In this episode, I share with you a three part framework to do just that, and I also tell you my word of the year. Here’s to 100 episodes and to your beautiful year ahead - get out your journal and let’s do this! Time Stamps:  (06:43) Don’t just be a product of time passing (08:25) Choosing a theme of the year (09:29) Rooted: my theme of 2022(12:01) Consistency versus quantity of goals(15:38) Framework part 1: thoughts, beliefs, feelings(20:31) Framework part 2: take holistic inventory(23:04) Framework part 3: theme/word of the year (23:56) My words of the year since 2017(26:35) My 2024 word of the year(28:40) How change actually happens (30:50) The psychology of procrastination What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more and apply for the January 2024 Decide and Conquer Bootcamp HERE. Enter our 100th Episode GIVEAWAY for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! To enter: 1. Rate the podcast 2. Subscribe to the podcast 3. Follow @riselyhealth on IG 4. Comment on the January 2nd episode post on our Risely page. Winner announced next week.Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
34:19 1/2/24
99. Tackling Holiday Stress with T1D and 5 Tips for Feeling Balanced
Do you worry about staying balanced during the holiday season with T1D? The holidays can be stressful enough as it is, but then add in regulating your blood sugar and we have a whole other worry. In this episode, I identify three “archetypes” of people with diabetes and how they approach the holidays based on my personal and professional experience. Plus, I share five of my best T1D tips to not just survive, but THRIVE during this season.Time Stamps:  (06:30) The 3 types of people with diabetes and how they approach the holidays(06:43) My hot take on ditching the T1D pressure during holiday season & calling myself out from years past (10:03) Type 1: The 20% type(15:51) Type 2: The obsessive type(18:56) Type 3: The disappointed type(21:25) Tip 1(22:02) Tip 2(22:33) Tip 3(24:07) Tip 4(24:25) Tip 5What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more and apply for the January 2024 Decide and Conquer Bootcamp HERE. Get the T1D Holiday Survival Guide HEREDisclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
27:14 12/19/23
98. Taking up space as a T1D, being seen by community, & the exact coaching exercises that changed her life with Tricia Culligan
It wasn’t until today’s guest thought about becoming a mom that her mindset around diabetes started to shift. I sat down with DCB graduate Tricia Culligan to discuss her experience from eating whatever she wanted and not giving too much energy to her diabetes, to becoming paralyzed by fear at the thought of preparing her body for pregnancy with T1D. Many of us don’t want diabetes to run our lives, and Tricia admitted that she came into the DCB simply for knowledge, but she soon learned that her mindset and community were huge factors in getting to a different place with her T1D. You’ll learn some of DCB’s best mindset hacks and hear Tricia’s transformation, you don’t want to miss this! Time Stamps:  (08:03) Her personal strategy to work with her body’s patterns for a successful workout that avoids highs and lows (09:00) Don’t hate on white bread and avoiding labeling foods “good” and “bad’ (10:45) What it was like growing up with a brother who also has diabetes and a father as a doctor after getting diagnosed at 8(13:43) Her family’s approach to handling her diabetes(14:40) When the “eat what you want and give insulin” approach stopped working for her after 24 years and how wanting a baby moved her to join DCB(18:10) The anxiety of preparing her body for a baby as a woman with diabetes (19:12) The visualization exercise we do in group coaching (21:11) Her goals for coming to the DCB Bootcamp and how they evolved to include community and mindset (22:48) The thought train exercises she loves from DCB and that made her aware of her mindset’s impact (28:19) How community supported her (31:19) Growing up as a high school girl with T1D, Steel Magnolias, and the narrative that sharing about her diabetes = being “too dramatic”(36:07) The importance of friends who respect your diabetes (38:30) The difference her family sees since doing DCBWhat to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more and apply for the January 2024 Decide and Conquer Bootcamp HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
41:56 12/12/23
97. The 5 “whens” of insulin optimization
In our culture, we’re often concerned with the why and what of things, but not as much the when. But if you’re like me, you know how precious time is and you want to make sure you’re optimizing your days to live your best life with T1D. So in this episode, I’m giving you 5 specific life areas to think about the “when” of insulin.These are five very tangible areas in your life to focus on insulin timing and amount. Grab a notepad or your Notes app! Time Stamps:  (04:10) Why I wanted to record this episode and why I’m so focused on time these days(09:05) Reflections on my busyness and how I’m getting into a flow state instead(12:20) The book that changed the “when” game for me(16:52) Area 1: the when of am vs. pm(18:00) Area 2: the when of meal time insulin dose (18:57) Area 3: the when of recent activity(19:37) Area 4: the when of your motivation level (21:45) Area 5: the when of food temperature What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more and apply for the January 2024 Decide and Conquer Bootcamp HERE. Sign up for the Diabetes Research Institute Newsletter HEREDisclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
25:14 12/5/23
96. Glucagon: busting the myths of this rescue drug to save lives and reform healthcare education with Xeris CEO Paul Edick
Ever heard someone say you only need glucagon when you’re passed out? In my sit down with Xeris CEO Paul Edick, we discussed the misperceptions and myths surrounding glucagon as a rescue prescription. From the lack of education within the healthcare community to the patients’ misinformation themselves, this is a call to action for patient advocacy and advocates to get everyone with diabetes on a rescue glucagon like Gvoke. That starts with learning proper usage and correct knowledge. This episode could save lives, and I am fully on board with sharing the Gvoke mission!Time Stamps:  (03:20) Paul’s journey to becoming CEO of Xeris and the “elegance” of Xeris technology(04:48) The growth of Xeris(06:41) What is glucagon?(07:56) The fallacy and myths around glucagon and its proper use.(09:32) Why did it take so long to innovate glucagon?(10:50) The statistics of hypoglycemia (12:33) What is considered a severe low and clinical trials(15:37) Using education to combat fears of glucagon and going low(18:15) The number one battle Xeris faces in getting Gvoke into more hands(20:16) Xeris’ role in educating the healthcare community on proper usage and knowledge(22:43) A Call to Action for patient advocacy and advocates(23:33) Standardized procedures for discussing rescue glucagon(26:00) What Xeris learned from bringing in social influencers to ask questions(29:08) The future of Xeris, their mission, and the startling statistical comparison to EpiPen for allergiesWhat to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more and apply for the January 2024 Decide and Conquer Bootcamp HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
35:19 11/30/23
95. Real Talk: Dr. Jamie Felton on being an endocrinologist with T1D
This might be one of the most impactful episodes I’ve ever recorded. In 2022, I received a coaching application from Dr. Jamie Felton that stopped me in my tracks. As an endocrinologist with T1D, she felt a unique pressure to have her diabetes figured out, but the truth is, she was really struggling both physically and mentally. If you’ve ever felt hopeless in your T1D journey or you work with patients, this beautifully honest conversation is for you. Time Stamps:  (05:00) Why she agreed to come on the show(07:07) Reclaiming her rise with an acai bowl(09:54) Growing up with T1D(11:38) When she knew she wanted to be a doctor(13:15) The unique pressure of being an endocrinologist with T1D(17:30) Her lowest point & feeling hopeless(19:45) The detrimental mindset of not making space for your diabetes (23:31) Why she had a pessimistic mindset around diabetes & how it started to shift with exercise (30:13) Why “don’t be hard on yourself” wasn’t the message she needed to hear,  battling complacency and struggling to find the right next steps (36:00) Approaching from curiosity vs. criticism(39:44) The Risely difference & mental health as a priority (43:51) How she approaches her endocrinologist visits now(45:17) Translating her new, personal approach to her patients (47:25) Lauren expresses her pride & gratitude What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more and apply for the January 2024 Decide and Conquer Bootcamp HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
50:52 11/28/23
94. Steal my go-to strategy for quickly lowering my blood sugar
You won’t hear this hot tip from doctors. I tried this hack a couple of years ago in an airplane bathroom, and I couldn’t believe how effective it was at lowering my blood sugar. And when I shared it on Instagram, it took off, much to my surprise! This is why I’m dedicating a short and sweet episode all about it, especially for the holiday season. Let’s learn how to work WITH our bodies to support our blood sugars! Time Stamps:  (04:24) Stacking insulin and “rage bolusing”(06:10) The story of how this strategy came to be(09:50) My hack catches on in the community(11:03) Addressing the haters and clearing up any confusion(13:07) Bonus tip: pay attention to what body part your pump is on (14:52) Your “homework” this week What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more and apply for the January 2024 Decide and Conquer Bootcamp HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
17:30 11/23/23
93. Five unexpected things I do every day to set myself up for T1D success
Your endocrinologist won’t share these tips with you. I wanted to make a bite sized episode all about my unexpected tips to set yourself up T1D success. These steps go beyond the basics and are the blueprint for how we approach diabetes in a more holistic way at Risely. Yes - one outcome is more stable blood sugar levels, but it’s more than that. Listen in and take notes - you’re going to get action steps that you can implement right away! Time Stamps:  (03:26) Getting on the offense of self care(06:40) Anchoring into the why(09:35) 1st tip - Honor the tiger stripe (12:03) 2nd tip - Eat for nourishment & satisfaction(15:18) 3rd tip - Become attuned to your morning cortisol spikes(18:02) 4th tip - Check in with your alignment(23:25) 5th tip - Communicate your needs  What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more and apply for the January 2024 Decide and Conquer Bootcamp HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
31:19 11/21/23
92. For the love of working out and mental health as a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic with Katie Parsons
If you have T1D and love running or staying active, this episode is for you. I sat down with Risely graduate Katie Parsons for an honest discussion on her diagnosis in her early twenties with T1D and her journey since then. We talk about her struggles with mental health, her fear after diagnosis, and how committing to mindset shifts, education, and therapy helped her get back to working out and even running a 10k. Time Stamps:  (03:00) Running a 10k, her prep, and when Dexcom stopped working(07:55) What success looks like her for with exercise (09:07) What her diagnosis was like and what her experience with diabetes was before that(13:00) How the “don’t die advice” made her terrified to workout for the first 6-9 months(14:40) On identity and how the diagnosis impacted her mental health with depression (16:11) The importance of educating yourself (18:19) The mental shift that helped drive her to get back into running (20:50) The isolation of being newly diagnosed, feeling left behind, and going to therapy (26:58) When the flip switched and she found Risely(29:48) Looking back at her goals in her diabetic health journal (31:44) Her switch from Omnipod to Tandem t-slim(34:02) Her piece of advice to the newly diagnosed  What to do now: Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Learn more and apply for the January 2024 Decide and Conquer Bootcamp HERE. Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 
35:57 11/16/23

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