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This week we’re coming to you with a short and sweet episode all about dating with diabetes. This topic was inspired by a recent message I received on Instagram that made me want to reach through the screen and hug the person who sent it. The message said, “I’m devastated. My boyfriend just broke up with me because I was diagnosed with type one diabetes.” In this episode, I share three things you need to know if you have T1D and are in a spot where you’re wondering if you’ll ever find someone who will be there for you during the highs and the lows (no pun intended) of life. Hit the subscribe button and rate and review to help this podcast rise! Struggling to improve your blood sugar numbers? Come to my last FREE Masterclass of the year on Overcoming Blood Sugar Anxiety to lower your A1C. I’ll be cohosting with T1D Psychologist and former guest of the pod, Dr. Elana Dumont. There are three dates to choose from (Oct 4th, Oct 8th, or Oct 9th) so don’t miss out! Reserve your spot HERE.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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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.
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. 
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. 
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.
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. 
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. 
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.
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. 
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. 
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.
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Ask Lauren Anything #2

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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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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. 
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