42 episodes

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.

Reclaim Your Rise: Type 1 Diabetes with Lauren Bongiorno Lauren Bongiorno

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 60 Ratings

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.

    The Art of Adaptation with T1D Amputee and Keynote Speaker Chris Ruden

    The Art of Adaptation with T1D Amputee and Keynote Speaker Chris Ruden

    In this week’s episode, I’m joined by a super inspirational guest, Chris Ruden! 
    Chris Ruden is an amputee, Type 1 diabetic record-holding powerlifter, keynote speaker, and disabled model featured on The Rock's hit TV show "Titan Games." From hiding his disability for almost 20 years to being one of the most highly sought-after keynote speakers, Chris helps people see their world without limits.
    We covered a lot in today's episode, including…
    Accepting responsibility of your outcomesThe true meaning of embracing your difference vs. blending How there is no finish line when it comes to management and having control of Diabetes Having an appreciation for the process of T1D management instead of an addiction to the results.

    WHERE TO FIND CHRIS:
    Visit Chris’ Website HERE.
    Follow Chris on Instagram HERE.
    Watch Chris on YouTube HERE.
    Buy Chris’ Book HERE.
    Learn about Eversence HERE.


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    RESOURCES FOR YOU:
    Get support with your mindset around T1D 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. 

    • 52 min
    Tips for Mindful Holiday Eating and Blood Sugars

    Tips for Mindful Holiday Eating and Blood Sugars

    This week we’re coming to you with a short and sweet episode about a topic that can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to managing your T1D – mindful holiday eating and how it affects your blood sugars. 
    It can be hard to navigate the balance of food, insulin, and feeling present during this time of the year. In this episode, I share five specific strategies to help you operate more proactively throughout the next few months of celebrations. 

    I hope these tips help enable you to create space for yourself and find where your specific gaps are when it comes to your diabetes management, so you can go into this season feeling confident and ready to enjoy the holidays! 


    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:
    Take the quiz to find the best resource for your T1D education gaps HERE.
    Get more T1D tips with this free download HERE.
    Join the Risely T1D community in our free Facebook group 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. 

    • 22 min
    Diversity In Diabetes and Equitable Care in the Healthcare System with Grace Silverio

    Diversity In Diabetes and Equitable Care in the Healthcare System with Grace Silverio

    Today we have Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Certified Case Manager Grace Silverio on the show to talk about her experience with diabetes education and her work with Diversity In Diabetes.
    Diversity In Diabetes is a 5013c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness and providing solutions to end health disparities and the lack of representation in the diabetes space.
    Grace has been a registered nurse for over 14 years and is currently a Solution Sales Consultant for Teladoc Health and the subject matter expert for Whole Person care including, Diabetes, Hypertension, Diabetes Prevention, and Weight Management solutions. She has helped train and develop healthcare providers and their patients on insulin pumps and CGMs and is very passionate about prevention and diabetes education. 
    In this episode we discuss… 
    What equitable care is and why it’s essential for quality care Grace’s experience starting patients on insulin pumps and continuous glucose.The lack of education resources on diabetes in the United States How to approach trust and language barriers in the healthcare system with underserved communities Why DID is so important in the diabetes space Learn more about Diversity In Diabetes HERE
    Watch a replay of the 3rd Annual People of Color Living with Diabetes Virtual Summit 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 support with your mindset around T1D 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. 

    • 31 min
    My 22nd Diabetes Anniversary with My Dad, Peter Bongiorno

    My 22nd Diabetes Anniversary with My Dad, Peter Bongiorno

    On November 1st, 2000, 22 years ago today, I was diagnosed with type one diabetes. To help me reflect and celebrate my diaversary, I’ve brought on a very special guest, my dad, Peter Bongiorno. 
    I’m really excited for you all to meet my dad because we're extremely close and I admire him for so many reasons. (I think you’ll see why when you listen to his episode…)
    My dad is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney by career, as well as a motivational speaker, actor, writer, and director.  
    In this conversation, we talk about… 
    What my family experienced after my T1D diagnosisThe different role he played in my life with diabetes vs. the role my mom playedHow he shaped my mindset with not only diabetes, but life in generalThings he wishes he would have said if he could go back in time… and so much more!Our annual community event is BACK THIS THURSDAY! 
    Together T1D: Celebrating life with Type One Diabetes  🎉

    Who: All T1Ds, parents, families, friends, medical professionals
    When: November 3rd, 2022 7-8:30PM EST
    Where: Anywhere + everywhere! This event is virtual. 
    What: A community celebration featuring: 
    Community connection & celebration Empowerment & transformation Inspiration for building YOUR legacy with T1DAn all-star guest panel (including Bambi Northwood-Blythe, Norma Sue Kenyon, PhD.)Introspective activities & resourcesEpic giveawaysAnd more! Together T1D is FREE, but you need to register to attend, so save your spot 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 support with your mindset around T1D 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. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Realities of Eating Disorders and Body Image Struggles for Type 1 Diabetics

    The Realities of Eating Disorders and Body Image Struggles for Type 1 Diabetics

    In this week’s episode, I’m joined by therapist and childhood friend Lily Thrope!
    Lily Thrope, LCSW specializes in supporting individuals who experience anxiety, disordered eating, low self-esteem, relationship stress, and LGBTQIA-related issues. Through her work, Lily helps her clients find the confidence to face these issues and find ways to live their happiest and most authentic lives.
    In this intimate convo, we talk about…
    Why people with T1D might have a predisposition to struggle with disordered eatingWhat the term “Food Freedom” means for diabetics How we worked through our personal disordered eating journeys to foster a healthy relationship with our bodies, find balance with food, and discover self-love. Find Lily and Thrope Therapy HERE
    Get support with diabulimia HERE
    Find resources from the National Eating Disorders Association HERE


    Our annual community event is BACK! 
    Together T1D: Celebrating life with Type One Diabetes  🎉



    Who: All T1Ds, parents, families, friends, medical professionals
    When: November 3rd, 2022 7-8:30PM EST
    Where: Anywhere + everywhere! This event is virtual. 
    What: A community celebration featuring: 
    Community connection & celebration Empowerment & transformation Inspiration for building YOUR legacy with T1DAn all-star guest panel (including Bambi Northwood-Blythe, Norma Sue Kenyon, PhD.)Introspective activities & resourcesEpic giveawaysAnd more! Together T1D is FREE, but you need to register to attend, so save your spot 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 support with your mindset around T1D 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. 

    • 1 hr
    Using Practical Life Design to Get to a 6.4 A1C and 95% Time in Range with Timo Stosius

    Using Practical Life Design to Get to a 6.4 A1C and 95% Time in Range with Timo Stosius

    In this week’s episode, I’m joined by a Risely one-on-one coaching program graduate, Timo Stosius! 
    Timo is 27 years old and has been living with type one diabetes for 15 years. He's a designer and super successful entrepreneur from Germany and co-founded Sdui, an education tech startup that builds operating systems for digital and modern education.
    In this convo, we talk about…
    How Timo went from a 7.4 A1C with 68% time and range to a 6.4 A1C with 90% plus time and range. What it was like growing up in Germany with type one diabetes & the care he received. What practical life design is and how it was the secret ingredient to his diabetes management How mindset rituals became an essential part of his transformation 

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Our annual community event is BACK! 
    Together T1D: Celebrating life with Type One Diabetes  🎉

    Who: All T1Ds, parents, families, friends, medical professionals
    When: November 3rd, 2022 7PM EST
    Where: Anywhere + everywhere! This event is virtual 
    What: A community celebration featuring: 
    Community connection & celebration Empowerment & transformation Inspiration for building YOUR legacy with T1DAn all-star guest panel (including Bambi Northwood-Blythe, Norma Sue Kenyon, PhD.)Introspective activities & resourcesEpic giveawaysAnd more! Together T1D is totally FREE, but you need to register to attend, so save your spot 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 support with your mindset around T1D 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. 

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

CourtCormier ,

Such a great resource for T1D Parents!

Just started following along as my 4 year old daughter is newly diagnosed. Loved listening to today’s episode. Need to get my hands on those two books.

Helpmesomeoneplease ,

Encouraging and supportive!

I’m very thankful that Lauren has created this platform. I love that I learn something new on every episode!
Thank you, Lauren and team💖

DanCates ,

Educational and encouraging!

Super thankful that Lauren is doing this podcast. T1D can be very overwhelming for anyone trying to successfully maintain their blood glucose levels on a daily basis. There is so much more that goes into it than just the math equation of glucose and insulin dosage. Lauren understands that and provides a much needed consideration of the emotional and psychological factors that actually impact the biology and can be the difference between success and failure. All of this is in addition to the normal education of living with diabetes and maintaining safe levels. She is truly a coach and provides support when needed and challenge when needed!

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