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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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I Got Married! Wedding Day Recap with my Bridesmaid and Husband
Coming to you today with an extra special life update episode. I got married! I recorded this podcast with my best friend and Bridesmaid, Allison Cucci after my honeymoon so I could give you a full wedding debrief. ⁣Make sure you listen to the end of the episode because my husband Kris joins us for a rapid-fire Q+A 💍🔥Allison and I have been best friends since we were 15, so who better to interview me about one of the most special days of my entire life?!I answer all of her juicy questions including… How did I manage my blood sugars on the big day? What were the big emotional standout moments for me?What were the non-traditional elements of my wedding day?What part of wedding planning did I enjoy the most and what part did I enjoy the least?Is there anything I would do differently if I could redo the wedding? Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Get more T1D tips with this free download HERE. Start supporting your mental health with our essential series HERE. Join the Risely T1D community in our free Facebook group 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. 
67:17 09/27/2022
Powerlifting and Writing Books for T1D Kids with Ginger Vieira
Today, we have one of the OG online diabetes content creators, Ginger Vieira on the show! Ginger has lived with T1D since the age of 13 and also lives with celiac disease, fibromyalgia, and hypothyroidism. She began sharing her journey with type one diabetes in 2010 through YouTube, Twitter, and freelance writing. She's written about a range of topics over the years, including pregnancy, emotional eating, and diabetes burnout. She was also a former competitive powerlifter and is the author of six books for people living with diabetes. In this episode we discuss… Ginger’s personal experiences with doctors and diabetes What she tells parents of newly diagnosed kids when they are stressed about their child's A1C or high numbersWhat a high and low blood sugar feels like for her How she sees the new books that she's created for kids making their way into bedrooms and classrooms across the country🎉GIVEAWAY 🎉We are partnering with Ginger to give her two new children’s picture books, “Ain't Gonna Hide My T1D” and “When I Go Low” to three lucky winners! To enter the giveaway:  Go to the homepage of the Reclaim Your Rise podcast, whether it's on Apple or Spotify, and rate it.Go to my Instagram page @lauren_bongiorno, comment and like today's Instagram post where I am highlighting Ginger's books!Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Get tips for parents of T1D kids in this free download HERE. Check out our diabetes essential Cornerstone Class series HERE. Join the Risely T1D community in our free Facebook group 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. 
50:41 09/20/2022
Top 5 Reasons Why T1Ds Struggle with Mental Health
This week we’re coming to you with a short, sweet, and to-the-point episode about the top five reasons why so many people with diabetes struggle with their mental health.We can talk about the glycemic index, diet, and exercise all day long, but the biggest thing that is going to create the most change in how you're experiencing your life with T1D is improving your mental health. In this episode, I’ll discuss…Tangible ways that you can decrease the stress and anxiety that surrounds your diabetesWhy it’s so essential to reduce feelings of resentment and increase feelings of acceptance.How to get to a place where you feel empowered with your T1D Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Get more T1D tips with this free download HERE. Start supporting your mental health with our essential series HERE. Join the Risely T1D community in our free Facebook group 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. 
18:15 09/13/2022
Ninja Warrior Finalist Katie Bone on Competing with Type 1 Diabetes
It’s not every day that we have a Ninja Warrior on the show! A few weeks ago, 16-year-old Katie Bone stepped on national TV, proudly displaying her Omnipod and Dexcom on both triceps, ready to compete. Katie was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was 11 years old. The first question she asked the doctor was, “When can I climb?” Since her diagnosis, she has competed in the USA Climbing Youth National Championships, American Ninja Warrior Junior, and most recently, the adult version of American Ninja Warrior. In today’s episode, Katie and I sit down to talk about…Her diagnosis storyHow she had a really tough time last year competing because of her blood sugarsWhat her nutrition and insulin planning look like for the semifinals and finals this seasonIdentifying her body's patterns, especially around her adrenalsSo many people and kids living with type one diabetes have been so inspired by how Katie embraces her T1D, I can’t wait for you to listen to this episode! Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Stay up to date on all the DRIF news by becoming a DRI Insider here. New DRIF Newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive FREE resource from Risely Health! RESOURCES FOR YOU: Get more T1D tips HERE. Access our Cornerstone Classes HERE.Grab your own Diabetic Health Journal 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. 
34:28 09/06/2022
The Reality of Getting Diagnosed with T1D as an Adult
Getting diagnosed with T1D is tough at any age but today on the podcast we are talking with Coach Stacy Morse about the specific challenges of being diagnosed as an adult.Stacy was diagnosed with type one diabetes as an adult at the age of 36. She had already established her life as a wife, a mom, and a professional. T1D was not part of her identity and she struggled to learn how to care for her health while also caring for her two young kids,   working full time, and living the life she had created for herself.  Fast forward to now and Stacy has her master's degree in nutrition, works full-time as an HR professional and part-time as a national board-certified health coach on the Risely Health coaching team.In this episode we talk about how she navigated that turning point in her life, including…What it’s like being diagnosed with T1D as an adult How not being able to achieve perfection with diabetes can lead to avoidant behavior What it feels like to lower your A1C only to see it go back up againHow to overcome the feeling of failure associated with our A1C and TIR numbers How we, as type ones, sometimes contribute to the invisible disease labelHow working on your mindset can create huge shifts for your life… and so much more!!! Ready to transform your own relationship with diabetes? Early bird enrollment for our January 2023 Decide + Conquer Bootcamp group coaching program is OPEN! Learn more and apply HERE.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Get more T1D tips HERE. Access our Cornerstone Classes HERE.Grab your own Diabetic Health Journal HERE.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Stay up to date on all the DRIF news by becoming a DRI Insider here. New DRIF Newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive FREE resource from Risely Health! 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.
41:41 08/30/2022
From 30% to 70% time in range with T1D Jen Costello
We have a complete lady boss on the show today, Jennifer Costello!  Jen was diagnosed with type one at the age of 34 at the peak of her career. She was really mad, angry, and resentful of the diagnosis for a while. Having perfectionism be a thread that ran through her entire life, she couldn't understand why diabetes wasn't playing by the normal life rules of - “if I just apply myself, I'll be able to crush it.”I've been able to bear witness to Jen's inspiring transformation through working with her in our May 2022 Deciding and Conquer Group coaching program. Now she's here, on the other side of learning to work with her diabetes, and has gained a level of trust with her body that she's never felt. In this conversation, which covers such a range of topics, Jen shares...How she went from 30% time in range on average to now 70%! The infamous Mac and cheese pre-bolus-gone-wrong storyLearning to advocate for herself authenticallyWhat’s made her feel *excited* about her diabetes and... so much more!I'm so excited for you to hear the changes that she's created in her management and mindset.If you can relate to Jen’s story and feel inspired to transform your own relationship with diabetes, we are now enrolling for our January 2023 Decide + Conquer Bootcamp. Our September round filled up before the application deadline and we know the January round will fill up, too, so definitely take advantage of this early bird opportunity to reserve your spot!  Learn more and apply HERE.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Stay up to date on all the DRIF news by becoming a DRI Insider here. New DRIF Newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive FREE resource from Risely Health! RESOURCES FOR YOU: Get more T1D tips HERE. Access our Cornerstone Classes HERE.Grab your own Diabetic Health Journal 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. 
54:59 08/23/2022
What To Do When You’ve Hit Rock Bottom with Your Diabetes ft. Cecily Romanowski
In this week’s episode I’m joined by a very special guest, Decide and Conquer Bootcamp graduate Cecily Romanowski.Cecily has lived with type one diabetes for 17 years and spent 15 of those years feeling completely overwhelmed and defeated. She had the mindset that no matter what she did or how hard she tried, her numbers would not improve.In this episode, Cecily goes deep. She shares the guilt, fear, and anxiety that she’s experienced around not being able to control her diabetes and how it took hitting rock bottom to finally reach out for support.We discuss…Processing feelings of guilt and shame with type one diabetes The importance of prioritizing mental health with T1D management Why surrounding yourself with a support system has such a positive impact on improving blood sugars and overall health How Cecily lowered her A1C from an 8.3 to a 5.9… and so much more!!! Ready to transform your own relationship with diabetes? The doors for the September 2022 Decide + Conquer Bootcamp group coaching program are OPEN! When you apply and sign up by 8/19, you are eligible for the early bird enrollment rate. Learn more and apply HERE.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Get more T1D tips HERE. Access our Cornerstone Classes HERE.Grab your own Diabetic Health Journal 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. 
44:02 08/16/2022
Three Things You Must Do To Transform Your Diabetes
As we dive into this week’s episode, I want you to ask yourself this question: If you want to have a radically different experience than you are having right now, what would that require of you today?We’re not talking about quick fixes here, we’re talking about slowing down, doing the mindset work, and really tuning into the deeper roots of where you need to shift your focus.So, if you're ready, I’m going to share with you the three most important things that I believe you must do to transform your relationship with diabetes and, most importantly, your relationship with yourself. Feeling like you need support to transform your relationship with diabetes? The doors for the September 2022 Decide + Conquer Bootcamp group coaching program are OPEN! When you apply and sign up by 8/19, you are eligible for the early bird enrollment rate. Learn more and apply HERE.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Get more T1D tips HERE. Access our Cornerstone Classes HERE.Grab your own Diabetic Health Journal 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.
20:43 08/09/2022
Conquering Fear of Hypos and Reducing T1D Anxiety with DCB graduate Cristiana Silva
In this week’s episode I’m joined by Decide and Conquer Bootcamp January 2022 graduate Cristiana Silva. Cristiana is 29 years old and has lived with type one diabetes for 18 years. Before Cristiana joined the DCB, she had a debilitating fear of lows. This fear created intense anxiety that not only impacted her relationships but also detracted from her overall quality of life. We discuss her transformation along with…Her process of increasing her time in range from below 50% to 70% The moment that pushed her over the edge and started her journey to reclaim confidence and empowerment with her T1DThe mindset shift that helped her tackle her anxiety in a sustainable way If you have a fear of lows, this episode is going to resonate with you!  Ready to transform your own relationship with diabetes? The doors for the September 2022 Decide + Conquer Bootcamp group coaching program are OPEN! When you apply and sign up by 8/19, you are eligible for the early bird enrollment rate. Learn more and apply HERE.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Get more T1D tips HERE. Access our Cornerstone Classes HERE.Grab your own Diabetic Health Journal 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. 
48:08 08/02/2022
The Krueger Sisters on Life in a Family with 6 T1D Siblings
In this episode for moms, dads, and caregivers of T1D kids, I’m joined by not one, but TWO guests: sisters and TikTok stars Bellé and Ana Krueger!Bellé and Ana are two out of eight siblings from Wisconsin. Six out of the eight siblings all live with type one diabetes. This episode is a fascinating look into the benefits and unexpected challenges of growing up with T1D siblings. We discuss…  The Krueger family tree and the different timelines of T1D diagnosesHow relationships with type one diabetes can be so vastly different from person to person, even while growing up in the same exact environmentThe importance of communication and how their parents manage six children with different T1D needs The power of social media within the T1D community and so much more! Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU:Grab this free download! Blood Sugar Hacks Guide for Parents of T1D Kids HERE.Get personalized support + action plan with a Family Intensive Coaching Session HERE.Learn about our Family Group Coaching Program 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. 
35:21 07/28/2022
Overcoming Limitations in the Healthcare System as T1Ds with Endocrinologist Dr. Sandra Sobel
In this week’s episode, I sat down with Dr. Sandra Sobel, our first ever doctor on the show!  Dr. Sandra Indacochea Sobel is an Endocrinologist with additional board certifications in Lifestyle Medicine and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Sobel's clinical interests are in conditions of insulin resistance, including type one and type two diabetes management, obesity management, metabolic syndrome, and pre-diabetes. She is passionate about women's health, including the management of diabetes during pregnancy, PCOS, and menopause.Dr. Sobel is also the CEO of Summon Health, a direct endocrine clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, focused on personalized and comprehensive medical delivery of metabolic health conditions. Dr. Sobel founded Summon Health after recognizing the consistent need to spend more time with patients during visits to not only review labs and prescribe medicines, but to cover important and personalized lifestyle interventions for maximizing health. In this episode we discuss… The main challenges that Dr. Sobel has witnessed with the diabetes healthcare model that directly prevent people with T1D from getting the outcomes they desireWays to overcome those healthcare challenges and potentially change the outcomes The impact that nutrition, sleep, stress, and exercise all play in your blood sugar patternsWe also talk about PCOS, hormones, and so much more.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: For understanding hormones and T1D HEREFor nutrition strategies and meal plan HEREFor increasing insulin sensitivity 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.
55:52 07/26/2022
Tangible Steps to Focus on at Every A1C Level
The topic of today’s episode really lights me up. It’s not just talking about A1C in general that lights me up but more so diving into the tangible steps to focus on at every level.Here’s the thing: Everyone has their unique, personal journey with diabetes, AND… in the past 7 years of working with T1Ds, I’ve learned that many of us have similar experiences and challenges while trying to lower our A1Cs. So, in this episode we're going to discuss exactly where your focus needs to be based on your current A1C and break down the tangible next steps you need to take to achieve your goal.BONUS! Two exciting opportunities we have going on this week: This Saturday, July 23, 2022, we are having a FREE, in-person T1D meetup in NYC. If you're in the tri-state area, come spend some time with me and other T1Ds! RSVP HERELast week we held our A1C Shift and Insulin Sensitivity Masterclass. Over 1,000 people have registered so far. We are offering it again Wednesday, July 20th at 8pm EST and Thursday, July 21st at 12pm EST. Save your (free) seat HERE. Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: More T1D tips HERE. Access our Cornerstone Classes HERE.Grab your own Diabetic Health Journal 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. 
27:35 07/19/2022
Type One Diabetes Birth Story with Jess Bonilla Part 2
This week, I’m so excited to welcome Risely Coach Jess Bonilla back on the show to share the highly anticipated part 2 of her pregnancy journey with us. I know that we left you hanging on part one, but there was just so much for Jess to share. Get excited to pick up right where we left off!In this episode, Jess shares her full birth story including… How she prepared for the hospital and what she brought with her (hello snacks!) What her blood sugars were like throughout the entire laboring process. Her choice to manage her own insulin in the hospitalHow breastfeeding affected her blood sugars Her postpartum journey to find balance in her body and mindIf you are struggling to lower your A1C and improve your blood sugar control in a sustainable way, Jose Tejero, Diana Licalzi, and I are teaming up to put on a FREE masterclass for people with type one diabetes that you are not going to want to miss! If you want to learn more about increasing your insulin sensitivity for a lower A1C, this class is for you. Register for free HERE. Class starts on July 13th at 6 PM ET. Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: For ways to lower your A1C starting now HEREFor a tool to help you identify your specific body’s blood sugar patterns HERE For nutrition strategies and meal plan 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. 
57:18 07/12/2022
Increasing Insulin Sensitivity Through Nutrition and Exercise with Diana Licalzi and Jose Tejero
In this week’s episode, I'm doing something a little outside the box here because I’m joined by the co-founders of Reversing T2D, Diana Licalzi Maldonado and Jose Tejero. Diana and Jose specialize in type two diabetes and pre-diabetes. Over the past year, we've built such an organic relationship over the similarities between managing type one and managing type two. Diana is a Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator with a Masters in Nutrition. Jose is an Exercise Physiologist with a degree in Exercise Science. This is a great episode to send to any family or friends who are pre-diabetic or type two, and a great episode if you are type one and trying to work on increasing your insulin sensitivity. In this episode we discuss… How insulin resistance plays a role in your blood sugar controlHow to know if you're insulin resistantThings that you can do to improve your insulin sensitivityThe biggest misconceptions around nutrition and exercise for better blood, sugar management Weight, gut health, plant-based eating and so much moreIf you are struggling to lower your A1C and improve your blood sugar control in a sustainable way, Jose, Diana and myself are teaming up to put on a FREE masterclass for people with type one diabetes that you are not going to want to miss! If you got a lot out of this episode and want to learn more about increasing your insulin sensitivity for a lower A1C, this class is for you. Register for free HERE. Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. Learn more about their upcoming Bike Ride event HERE. RESOURCES FOR YOU: For ways to lower your A1C starting now HEREFor nutrition strategies and meal plan HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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.
62:15 07/05/2022
Ask Lauren Anything #2
Today's episode is very special because it marks our 20th episode of the podcast! Each week since we’ve started the show I've truly looked forward to recording these episodes and love that we're learning, growing, and rising above our diabetes together as a community. I couldn't do this without you! This 20th episode is centered around YOU. I answer questions that I've received lately on Instagram about A1C and blood sugar specifically. The Risely team and I also put together a GIVEAWAY! One person is going to have the chance to win an epic package of: Variety pack of Koia’s plant-based protein lineBanza Chickpea Pasta Frio Insulin Cooler Pack Risely’s Diabetic Health JournalAll you have to do to enter is: Rate and review the Reclaim Your Rise podcast on Apple PodcastsSend a screenshot of your review to hello@riselyhealth.com OR you can send it to me at @lauren_bongiorno OR @riselyhealth on Instagram with “Reclaim Your Rise Podcast Giveaway” Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise!Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. You can learn more about DRI and their work here.RESOURCES FOR YOU:Register for the A1C and Insulin Sensitivity Masterclass HEREFor nutrition strategies and meal plan HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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. 
30:41 06/28/2022
Calming Fears Around T1D Pregnancy with Jess Bonilla Part 1
This week, I'm excited to have Jess Bonilla back on the show to share her pregnancy journey with us. Jess is a Nationally Certified Health Coach and the Director of Coaching at Risely. She was the very first co-host on the pod (listen to episode 2 if you haven't already). You may have heard that T1D makes pregnancy high-risk or have felt fearful of being pregnant with diabetes. If you are thinking about motherhood in the near future and want to hear more about Jess's pregnancy journey with diabetes, you will want to listen to this one. In this episode, Jess talks about… Her exploration of having a hospital birth versus a home birth Insulin changes that she experienced throughout her three trimesters and how she navigated anxiety with high blood sugarsHer life-changing tip for those on a pump And so much more! Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you'd like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. Stay up to date on all the DRI news, by becoming a DRI Insider here. New DRIF Newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive Diabetic Health Journal discount! RESOURCES FOR YOU: For ways to lower your A1C starting now HEREFor nutrition strategies and meal plan HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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. 
61:14 06/21/2022
Sustainable T1D parenting with Cheryl
In this episode for moms, dads, and caregivers of T1D kids, I’m joined by Cheryl, our first parent client alumni to come on the podcast live! Cheryl and her husband, Sean went through our group coaching program for parents in the summer of 2021. Their son Owen, was diagnosed with T1D at the age of two. In this episode, I catch up with Cheryl and hear about how her family of four is doing since the program wrapped. Get ready because this episode is jam-packed!We discuss…  How Owen’s A1C went from a 6.8 to a 5.9 with 80% time in rangeCheryl’s strategies for smoothing out overnight numbers, preventing and reducing highs in the morning Focusing on the long-term benefit of managing type one diabetes in a sustainable way Normalizing T1D for your children and so much more! Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. Learn more about DRI and their work here.RESOURCES FOR YOU:Grab this free download! Blood Sugar Hacks Guide for Parents of T1D Kids HERE.Get personalized support + action plan with a Family Intensive Coaching Session HERE.Learn about our Family Group Coaching Program 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.
39:54 06/16/2022
Unlearning perfectionism with T1D Dietician Bridget Wood
In this week’s episode, I’m joined by Bridget Wood to discuss forming a healthy relationship with food as T1Ds. We dive into our own personal histories with food, struggles with perfectionism, and our relationship with food now. Bridget is a licensed dietician, nutritionist, and CDCES based in Nevada who has been living with type one diabetes since she was a senior in high school. In this episode, we talk about… Questioning our beliefs surrounding food and T1DFinding that fine line between having in-range blood sugars and preventing future complications not just on a physical level, but also on a mental levelChasing straight line CGM graph lines and if that is even attainableThe importance of competent cultural care with type one diabetes and foodI am so excited to share this talk with Bridget because I feel that it’s important to hear from diabetes healthcare professionals who live with type one diabetes themselves. Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. Learn more about their upcoming Bike Ride event HERE RESOURCES FOR YOU: For ways to lower your A1C starting now HEREFor nutrition strategies and meal plan HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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.
48:16 06/14/2022
The #1 Thing To Do To Lower Your A1C
In today’s episode, I’m boiling down everything I’ve observed in 7 years of coaching people impacted by T1D into one essential takeaway.In my experience, there is this ONE thing that is at the base of every T1D transformation, no matter who the person is, when they were diagnosed, or what their story is. I've seen it for myself and I've witnessed it for every single one of our clients here at Risely. Today, I’m sharing the number one thing that YOU can do to lower your A1C. If you're waking up every day frustrated and feeling like you're not getting any closer to creating positive change in your life or with your diabetes, then this episode is for you! Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. Learn more about their upcoming Bike Ride event HERE RESOURCES FOR YOU: For ways to lower your A1C starting now HEREFor nutrition strategies and meal plan HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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. 
21:44 06/07/2022
The Top 10 Questions We Get From Parents of T1D Kids
In this week’s bi-weekly episode focused on parents and caregivers of children with type one diabetes, Risely’s Family Program head coach Trista Johnson returns to the podcast to answer the top 10 questions we get from parents of T1D kids. We talk about… How to identify and understand a pattern with your child’s blood sugars, even when their bodies are ever changing How to treat lows while reducing rebound highsHow to navigate your own self-care as a caregiverHow to get your child to actually care more about their blood sugars… and so much more! Make sure to listen to the end of the episode where I share more about our Group Coaching Program for Parents of T1D Kids that kicks off on July 6th. We weren't going to run this program until the fall, but there's been a high demand for it, so we are ramping up for a summer program that we’re very excited to offer! Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. Learn more about their upcoming Bike Ride event HERE. RESOURCES FOR YOU:Grab this free download! Blood Sugar Hacks Guide for Parents of T1D Kids HERE.Get personalized support + action plan with a Family Intensive Coaching Session HERE.Learn about our Family Group Coaching Program 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. 
49:16 06/02/2022
Bachelorette Party Low Down (Blood Sugars & All the Deets!)
Coming to you today with a special life update episode! I recorded this podcast the Monday after my bachelorette party so I could give you all the details of the weekend and how I celebrated - T1D style. I am seriously so grateful for being at a place with my type one diabetes that I can actually enjoy all these wedding festivities without diabetes getting in the way.⁣ This weekend was a quintessential storm of ALL the factors that make it hard to be in control including…Zero routineEating all day and eating late night Alcohol (Hello champagne and tequila!) Long days with lots of heatLimited sleepWas it my best 72 hours of numbers? No way! But I managed a 151 average with only 1 low so that felt like a big win!⁣ Next up, bridal shower and wedding 💍Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. Learn more about their upcoming Bike Ride event HERE To join DRI in their mission to a cure, you can do so HERE RESOURCES FOR YOU: For nutrition strategies and meal plan HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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. 
28:44 05/31/2022
T1D Research Updates from DRI CEO Sean Kramer
In this week’s episode, I’m joined by a very special guest, the CEO of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Sean Kramer. DRI is the largest and most comprehensive research center solely dedicated to curing diabetes. As the chief executive officer, Sean oversees the strategic and operational responsibilities of the company and drives the mission to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funds needed to discover a cure.  Sean brings more than two decades of fundraising success and experience to DRI. And, as a fourth-generation diabetic and a father to three girls, Sean is very passionate about working collaboratively to create a world without diabetes.In this episode, you'll hear Sean talk about… What his first 90 days as CEO looked like (he started his role at DRI just weeks before the onset of the pandemic) The powerful research being done right now that is getting us closer to a cureHis suggestions for avoiding “hope fatigue” The number one thing you should implement as a person, living with diabetes in order to set yourself up to be a candidate to receive the cure when it does come Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. Check out Lauren’s Instagram Reel with DRI CEO, Sean Kramer here. To join DRI in their mission to a cure, you can do so here.RESOURCES FOR YOU: For nutrition strategies and meal plan HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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. 
52:03 05/24/2022
No One Right Way to Raise T1D Kids: An Intimate Conversation with Two Parents
In this week’s bi-weekly episode focused on parents and caregivers of kids with type one diabetes, I’m throwing it back to an insightful zoom interview I did last year with two parents of T1D kids, Doug and Lacey. I coached both families for over two years, and their growth in mindset and managing numbers has been tremendous. I can’t wait to share their journeys with you. Doug lives in Connecticut with his wife, Gina, and their two kids. His daughter Sabrina was diagnosed at nine and is now 13. Lacy lives in Chicago with her husband Brian and their three boys. Her son Ethan was diagnosed at 20 months old and is now eight. In this episode, we talk about so much including… Navigating different management and parenting stylesFinding balance with food and blood sugarsHow both families handle leaving their child in someone else's careThe impact of teaching kids to strive for perfection with their T1D.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research InstituteCheck out Lauren’s Instagram Reel with DRI CEO, Sean Kramer HERETo join DRI in their mission to a cure, you can do so HERERESOURCES FOR YOU:Grab this free download! Blood Sugar Hacks Guide for Parents of T1D Kids HEREGet personalized support + action plan with a Family Intensive Coaching Session HERELearn about our Family Group Coaching Program 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. 
50:07 05/19/2022
Megan Baumley on her transformation from T1D death sentence to holistic empowerment
In this week’s episode, I’m joined by Megan Baumley to discuss how her relationship with T1D  transformed from feeling like her diagnosis was a death sentence to finding empowerment through a holistic approach.Megan was diagnosed with T1D right before her 18th birthday. Before joining Risely’s Decide & Conquer Bootcamp in 2021, she was all or nothing with her diabetes, super anxious about her health, embarrassed by her numbers, and afraid to admit that she needed help. Listen to learn how Megan not only accepted her diabetes but also found confidence and a whole new sense of self through the process.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute Check out Lauren’s Instagram Reel with DRI CEO, Sean Kramer HERETo join DRI in their mission to a cure, you can do so HERERESOURCES FOR YOU: Learn more and apply to the Decide and Conquer Group Coaching Bootcamp HEREFor nutrition strategies and meal plan HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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. 
47:39 05/17/2022
Why I’m making space to slow down, how to come back to center when you’re stressed out, and what happens when you don’t listen to your body.
Coming to you today with a special BONUS episode! I followed my intuition one morning and recorded this very raw, unplanned episode because this topic is something I am personally facing right now, which made me think others might be going through something similar. In today’s show, I open up about my past experiences with stress, including…👉 the times that my body has been completely out of balance👉 the consequences I faced after ignoring my body’s signals👉 and what it took for me to shift from pushing through to slowing down I also share ways to recognize the signs of stress in your body and strategies to recenter yourself. And we wrap it all up with a grounding exercise with the hope that you’ll finish this episode feeling even just the slightest bit more at ease. Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise!Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. Check out Lauren’s Instagram Reel with DRI CEO, Sean Kramer HERE.To join DRI in their mission to a cure, you can do so HERE.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Learn more and apply to the Decide and Conquer Group Coaching Bootcamp HEREFor nutrition strategies and meal plan HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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. 
35:58 05/13/2022
Why Health Coaching is a Game Changer for T1D Management
Have you ever been curious about what health coaching is? Today’s episode is dedicated to answering that question in depth. You will learn… What health coaching provides that’s different from the medical fieldHow a health coach can supplement traditional health careWhy health coaching is such a game changer for T1D management You will hear empowering client stories from the Risely team that demonstrate the power of health coaching. Additionally, I’ll share with you five top reasons why health coaching should be considered a critical element of care for people and families impacted by T1D. Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. You can learn more about DRI and their work here.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Learn more and apply to the Decide and Conquer Group Coaching Bootcamp HEREFor nutrition strategies and meal plan click  HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise click  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. 
37:55 05/10/2022
The diabetes complications parents of T1D kids might not be thinking about
In this week’s bi-weekly episode focused on parents and caregivers of kids with type one diabetes, I’m joined by Trista Johnson.A nationally board-certified health coach on the Risely team, Trista cares deeply about helping parents and kids feel competent, capable, and calm living with type one diabetes. Trista was diagnosed at the age of four, and her work as an educator and learning specialist naturally led her into the role as head coach in our family group coaching programs. She loves to meet families wherever they’re at on their journey and support them in achieving personalized success with T1D. In this episode, we’ll discuss the top three challenges that we see in adults with T1D that often stem from a childhood diagnosis and provide tips and tricks on how to get ahead of those challenges with your child early on.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise!Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. You can learn more about DRI and their work here.RESOURCES FOR YOU:Grab this free download! Blood Sugar Hacks Guide for Parents of T1D Kids HERE.Get personalized support + action plan with a Family Intensive Coaching Session HERE.Learn about our Family Group Coaching Program 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. 
50:18 05/05/2022
Navigating Shame and Vulnerability with Jehan Arafa Tappe
In this week’s episode, I’m joined by Jehan Arafa Tappe to discuss navigating shame and vulnerability with type one diabetes. Jehan was diagnosed with T1D at ten years old and is now a coach on the Risely team. For a long time, Jehan would put on a happy face for family and friends when in reality, she was suffering on the inside and was struggling with her relationship with diabetes. In this episode, she shares the story of a secret that she's held onto for 23 years that she only recently told her husband about. Other takeaways that you're going to hear in the episode: 1. The underlying issues we hear from clients that need to be addressed in order tomove forward in their T1D journey. 2. How diabetes coaching works and helps you get to the root of those issues.3. Straightforward tips to implement into your routine to get low-hanging fruit wins.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. You can learn more about DRI and their work here.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Learn more and apply to the Decide and Conquer Group Coaching Bootcamp HEREFor a blood sugar reset HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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. 
39:56 05/03/2022
Ask Me Anything Part 1
Today’s episode is an extra fun one because it’s a collaboration with all of you listeners! I opened up a Q+A on Instagram and chose 6 questions to dive into on the podcast.We get into topics like: Taking the textbook information you’re told and customizing it to your bodyRelationship with food and weight loss as a T1DCommunicating your needs with your support systemExercise and knowing your body’s patternsSpontaneity and blood sugar managementResetting with T1D after prolonged periods of out of range numbersHit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.Thank you to the Reclaim Your Rise podcast sponsor Diabetes Research Institute. You can learn more about DRI and their work here and donate hereRESOURCES FOR YOU: Learn more and apply to the Decide and Conquer Group Coaching Bootcamp HEREFor a blood sugar reset HEREFor reducing highs and lows during exercise 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. 
31:07 04/26/2022
5 Mindset Reframes for Parents of T1D Kids
This is the very first episode dedicated exclusively to parents and caregivers of children with type one diabetes.At least two times a month on Thursdays, I'll be posting these special family-based episodes where I’ll share as much education, tools, and strategies that can not only help you shift your relationship with diabetes but also your child's relationship with diabetes. These episodes will be under 30 minutes so that you can listen while you're doing chores, driving to work, or dropping your kids off at school. In this debut family episode, I’ll share five mindset reframes with you. A huge part of navigating diabetes, whether you have it, or if you're a caregiver of someone who has it, is the mental and emotional piece of managing your child's diabetes. If you are constantly, struggling to figure out how to maintain blood sugar control for your child while also letting your kid just be a kid. This podcast is for you.Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.Send me a DM to introduce yourself with any feedback, questions, or suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes.RESOURCES FOR YOU: Grab this free download! Blood Sugar Hacks Guide for Parents of T1D Kids HERE. Get personalized support + action plan with a Family Intensive Coaching Session for HERE. Learn about our Family Group Coaching Program 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. 
22:43 04/21/2022