The 1:1 coaching program to help you reclaim the life you deserve.

A coaching program designed for people living with type 1 diabetes  & parents of T1D children seeking personalized support beyond the doctor's office.

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1:1 coaching program

You shouldn't have to struggle alone with type 1 diabetes.

Our coaches who live with type 1 diabetes collaborate with you to:

1. Find the root of what's holding you back.
2. Learn your patterns and discover strategies that work.
3. Create sustainable behavior change.

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who this is for

Personalized for every T1D—from rookie to pro.

Whether you were diagnosed yesterday, have lived with diabetes for 20+ years, or are a parent to a child with Type 1 Diabetes, you may feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster. Maybe you’ve realized that there’s way more to diabetes management than just counting carbs and giving insulin.

You have gone elsewhere for education, but feel like it’s all too general and not helpful enough for your own needs and challenges.
The physical, mental, and emotional frustrations weigh you down—not because you feel like diabetes is stopping you or your family from doing what you want to do—but because you feel like it's taking away the enjoyment, happiness, and overall quality of your life.

Type 1 diabetic changing pump site in the car
sound like you?

This program is made for you if...

Are newly diagnosed, have had T1D for 20+ years, or are a parent of a T1D child.

Are going through a specific transition in life and want support navigating it (for example: just diagnosed, career shift, pregnancy, getting married, moving, graduating college, kids changing schools or navigating growth hormones, etc.)

You desire a more intimate experience with personalized information and one-on-one time with one of our coaches.

Want to focus on a specific part of diabetes management, such as increasing your insulin sensitivity or developing a healthier mindset.

Have experienced burnout from other areas of life (work, relationships, etc.) that are making T1D impossible to prioritize.

Risely services do not replace medical care provided by a licensed professional. Risely coaches do not diagnose, cure, or treat diabetes.

My results from 1:1 coaching focused on factors beyond what I thought I needed to look at during all my years as a Type 1 Diabetic. I am a medical doctor myself, and the Risely coaching experience was truly so worth it.



Anna B.
T1D Risely client
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without risely

We believe type 1 diabetes is more than a math problem to be solved.

Are you spending life with diabetes crunching numbers, reacting to alarms and graphs? Why spend most of your time trying to put out fires?

Feeling tired from numbers that are all over the place.

Anxiety & stress that come from trying to have perfect blood sugars.

Restrictive eating and habits that feel like you're lost in a cycle of frustration.

How to be autonomous in your rates and ratios, and needing to be adaptable.

with risely

T1D is an experience to be managed.

Learn how sleep, stress and other hormones impact your body.

Balance diabetes with other priorities like work, parenting or recreation.

Gain a healthy relationship with food that helps you gain long-term balance.

How to live with a disease so focused on nutrition, but have a healthy relationship with food.

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Our board-certified coaches who live with T1D can help you bring all the pieces together.

Our 1:1 clients:
1

Have worked on themselves outside their doctors office in some way (reading books, learning from social media, therapy).

2

May have pushed their diabetes aside in the past but are ready to take it on head first with a coach.

3

Value having accountability from a dedicated coach working with you 1:1 without any other distractions.

Risely services do not replace medical care provided by a licensed professional. Risely coaches do not diagnose, cure, or treat diabetes.
WHO WE ARE

Meet your coaches.

COACH

Lauren Bongiorno

When Lauren was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 7 years old, the cure was “just around the corner.” As she grew up, she and her family quickly realized that they couldn’t sit around and wait for that day to figure out how to live a full life despite diabetes.

Lauren’s pivotal moment in her own T1D journey was when she was a junior in college, and was celebrated by her doctor for achieving a 5.7 A1C, even though she didn’t feel healthy or happy in her own body.

In that moment, she realized that success with diabetes is commonly viewed only as a set of numbers, and that it doesn’t take into account personal relationships with food, body, mental health, and each person’s unique needs, lifestyles, and patterns.

From there, Lauren went on to find empowerment in her life by creating more awareness of her mindset and behaviors and how they connected to diabetes. Once she brought all of these pieces together, everything in life shifted.

Lauren ultimately became a National Board-Certified Health Coach to help other people with type 1 diabetes create transformative outcomes for themselves. She has been able to see what’s missing in the traditional diabetes management model. And fill that gap.

Lauren lives on Long Island, New York, where she runs the company, spends time with her family, and stays active by finding all kinds of activities to challenge her body and keep it moving. Someday, she hopes to visit Peru, to see where her grandfather grew up.

Since 2015, Lauren’s company has directly supported more than 5,000 people and families impacted by diabetes, and she’s just getting started.

COACH

Lauren Bongiorno

When Lauren was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 7 years old, the cure was “just around the corner.” As she grew up, she and her family quickly realized that they couldn’t sit around and wait for that day to figure out how to live a full life despite diabetes.

Lauren’s pivotal moment in her own T1D journey was when she was a junior in college, and was celebrated by her doctor for achieving a 5.7 A1C, even though she didn’t feel healthy or happy in her own body.

In that moment, she realized that success with diabetes is commonly viewed only as a set of numbers, and that it doesn’t take into account personal relationships with food, body, mental health, and each person’s unique needs, lifestyles, and patterns.

From there, Lauren went on to find empowerment in her life by creating more awareness of her mindset and behaviors and how they connected to diabetes. Once she brought all of these pieces together, everything in life shifted.

Lauren ultimately became a National Board-Certified Health Coach to help other people with type 1 diabetes create transformative outcomes for themselves. She has been able to see what’s missing in the traditional diabetes management model. And fill that gap.

Lauren lives on Long Island, New York, where she runs the company, spends time with her family, and stays active by finding all kinds of activities to challenge her body and keep it moving. Someday, she hopes to visit Peru, to see where her grandfather grew up.

Since 2015, Lauren’s company has directly supported more than 5,000 people and families impacted by diabetes, and she’s just getting started.

COACH

Stacy Morse

Stacy is a believer in the power of knowledge, community, and relationships.

She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 37; by this time, she had already started a family and established a career path. She found that juggling a new diagnosis, advancing in her career, and raising her children was intensely difficult.

In an effort to understand how to better manage her own T1D, she began studying nutrition and joined the Decide and Conquer Bootcamp. Risely Health strengthened her belief that connection with coaches and fellow diabetics makes facing health challenges less overwhelming and provides the necessary encouragement we need as T1Ds to thrive.

After receiving a master’s degree in Nutrition, Stacy used her new education and her personal experience to start a small catering business, aimed at providing healthy meal alternatives for busy professionals. Stacy is now a Certified Health Coach with a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas and an M.S. in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. Stacy is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

Stacy lives in Loveland, Colorado, where she loves to walk with her pup and do strength training. She is also an HR professional and a Jayhawk! Someday she plans to hike a 14er. 

Stacy is committed to the idea that we are better together than we are on our own.

COACH

Stacy Morse

Stacy is a believer in the power of knowledge, community, and relationships.

She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 37; by this time, she had already started a family and established a career path. She found that juggling a new diagnosis, advancing in her career, and raising her children was intensely difficult.

In an effort to understand how to better manage her own T1D, she began studying nutrition and joined the Decide and Conquer Bootcamp. Risely Health strengthened her belief that connection with coaches and fellow diabetics makes facing health challenges less overwhelming and provides the necessary encouragement we need as T1Ds to thrive.

After receiving a master’s degree in Nutrition, Stacy used her new education and her personal experience to start a small catering business, aimed at providing healthy meal alternatives for busy professionals. Stacy is now a Certified Health Coach with a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas and an M.S. in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. Stacy is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

Stacy lives in Loveland, Colorado, where she loves to walk with her pup and do strength training. She is also an HR professional and a Jayhawk! Someday she plans to hike a 14er. 

Stacy is committed to the idea that we are better together than we are on our own.

COACH

Trista Johnson

Trista is a National Board Certified health coach who cares deeply about helping people to grow and change through the cultivation of self compassion. She loves to meet people in the moment and support them no matter where they are in their journey or where they want to go.

Her own journey overcoming hormone imbalances, insulin resistance, and relationship with food inspires her work with clients every day, and her work as an educator and learning specialist led her naturally into a role as a coach in our Family programs. 

Trista was born and raised in Vermont, where she developed an appreciation for the outdoors and healthy living. She credits her young diabetes confidence to the support she received from her father, who also lives with T1D. She had an active childhood that evolved into college athletics, traveling abroad, and interning for a women-owned business in Uganda. 

Even though Trista grew up with a father who also had T1D, she still struggled with a lot of challenges around blood sugars, self acceptance, and hormones during important years of her childhood and adolescence. Having been both a player and a coach; a student and an educator; and a coaching client of Lauren Bongiorno in 2017, over time Trista realized her true passion was applying her skills to coaching women and families of children with T1D. 

Trista now lives in Massachusetts where she enjoys walking, hiking, yoga, pilates, and strength training. She is also a certified yoga instructor and has completed her NBHWC certification. She dreams of visiting all 50 states someday. 

Trista believes in the power of the coaching dynamic to help people overcome T1D challenges, create sustainable change, and infuse self-confidence and independence along the way.

COACH

Trista Johnson

Trista is a National Board Certified health coach who cares deeply about helping people to grow and change through the cultivation of self compassion. She loves to meet people in the moment and support them no matter where they are in their journey or where they want to go.

Her own journey overcoming hormone imbalances, insulin resistance, and relationship with food inspires her work with clients every day, and her work as an educator and learning specialist led her naturally into a role as a coach in our Family programs. 

Trista was born and raised in Vermont, where she developed an appreciation for the outdoors and healthy living. She credits her young diabetes confidence to the support she received from her father, who also lives with T1D. She had an active childhood that evolved into college athletics, traveling abroad, and interning for a women-owned business in Uganda. 

Even though Trista grew up with a father who also had T1D, she still struggled with a lot of challenges around blood sugars, self acceptance, and hormones during important years of her childhood and adolescence. Having been both a player and a coach; a student and an educator; and a coaching client of Lauren Bongiorno in 2017, over time Trista realized her true passion was applying her skills to coaching women and families of children with T1D. 

Trista now lives in Massachusetts where she enjoys walking, hiking, yoga, pilates, and strength training. She is also a certified yoga instructor and has completed her NBHWC certification. She dreams of visiting all 50 states someday. 

Trista believes in the power of the coaching dynamic to help people overcome T1D challenges, create sustainable change, and infuse self-confidence and independence along the way.

COACH

Emily Petersen

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Emily continued her search for her passions. Less than a year after graduating, she became very ill and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 23. After getting acquainted with others in the diabetes community, she found that the procedures and education provided for adults diagnosed with T1D were far less detailed than for children diagnosed. 

In the face of underwhelming support from her healthcare team, she immersed herself in diabetes education materials and resources to learn how to manage her new condition without sacrificing the lifestyle she enjoyed. She formed a new care team with healthcare professionals who better supported her. However, even with guidance from the best in the field, she felt there was still a gap in the system where support was lacking.

Her newfound passion for diabetes led her to search for a career in diabetes care. Emily found Lauren and Risely’s social media pages and felt drawn to start her journey to become a health coach. The coaching industry fills the gap in the healthcare system that she discovered. She set out to become the additional support between doctor visits to help empower individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals. 

Emily added formal education to her independent learning after graduating from a diabetes specialty care company's NBHWC-approved training program. She is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Working as a coach further proved to her the value a coach adds to an individual's health journey when paired to complement other healthcare professionals.

Emily's passion lies in helping others achieve simple and sustainable goals to manage diabetes more easily and enjoy life fully. She continues to seek guidance from professionals like dietitians, coaches, and therapists to foster a healthy relationship with her body, food, and diabetes management. 

Emily lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with her husband. Outside of coaching, Emily enjoys exercising, cooking, playing board games, and traveling. Emily and her husband are paragliding pilots and spend their free time and vacations exploring different parts of the world. She dreams of visiting the Alps to paraglide where the sport was born.

COACH

Emily Petersen

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Emily continued her search for her passions. Less than a year after graduating, she became very ill and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 23. After getting acquainted with others in the diabetes community, she found that the procedures and education provided for adults diagnosed with T1D were far less detailed than for children diagnosed. 

In the face of underwhelming support from her healthcare team, she immersed herself in diabetes education materials and resources to learn how to manage her new condition without sacrificing the lifestyle she enjoyed. She formed a new care team with healthcare professionals who better supported her. However, even with guidance from the best in the field, she felt there was still a gap in the system where support was lacking.

Her newfound passion for diabetes led her to search for a career in diabetes care. Emily found Lauren and Risely’s social media pages and felt drawn to start her journey to become a health coach. The coaching industry fills the gap in the healthcare system that she discovered. She set out to become the additional support between doctor visits to help empower individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals. 

Emily added formal education to her independent learning after graduating from a diabetes specialty care company's NBHWC-approved training program. She is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Working as a coach further proved to her the value a coach adds to an individual's health journey when paired to complement other healthcare professionals.

Emily's passion lies in helping others achieve simple and sustainable goals to manage diabetes more easily and enjoy life fully. She continues to seek guidance from professionals like dietitians, coaches, and therapists to foster a healthy relationship with her body, food, and diabetes management. 

Emily lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with her husband. Outside of coaching, Emily enjoys exercising, cooking, playing board games, and traveling. Emily and her husband are paragliding pilots and spend their free time and vacations exploring different parts of the world. She dreams of visiting the Alps to paraglide where the sport was born.

COACH

Jehan Arafa Tappe

After being diagnosed at age 10, Jehan was blessed to grow up in a positive environment with supportive friends and family- even giving her nighttime injections at sleepovers! Growing up, Jehan and her family actively engaged in fundraising for a cure for diabetes and even met Miss America Nicole Johnson who has T1D.  But like many, she still struggled with the mental load of diabetes, always trying to hide her struggles and put on a happy face for  family and friends when inside, Jehan was suffering.  Jehan carried these feelings into adulthood, until finally opening up about the mental, physical, and emotional toll diabetes had on her, 24 years later. As a mom, she knew she had to prioritize her diabetes if she wanted to take care of her family – especially her husband and daughters who mean everything to her. 

Before coaching, Jehan worked in the corporate world in HR and training. After having her first daughter, Jehan decided to shift to be a stay-at-home-mom. After a while, she knew she wanted to help people with Type 1 diabetes as a career.  After going through Risely’s Group Coaching program, Jehan was inspired to pursue health coaching after her own personal transformation. She is currently working towards her NBHWC.

Jehan’s passions in coaching include, supporting people with diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses, helping fellow moms prioritize their care, and being open and vulnerable with those that love you. 

She currently lives in Pittsburgh with her husband of over 10 years and their two daughters. Outside of coaching, Jehan enjoys learning new skills in the kitchen, live music, staying active, car sing-alongs and eating al fresco. She hopes to learn Arabic with her daughters someday!

COACH

Jehan Arafa Tappe

After being diagnosed at age 10, Jehan was blessed to grow up in a positive environment with supportive friends and family- even giving her nighttime injections at sleepovers! Growing up, Jehan and her family actively engaged in fundraising for a cure for diabetes and even met Miss America Nicole Johnson who has T1D.  But like many, she still struggled with the mental load of diabetes, always trying to hide her struggles and put on a happy face for  family and friends when inside, Jehan was suffering.  Jehan carried these feelings into adulthood, until finally opening up about the mental, physical, and emotional toll diabetes had on her, 24 years later. As a mom, she knew she had to prioritize her diabetes if she wanted to take care of her family – especially her husband and daughters who mean everything to her. 

Before coaching, Jehan worked in the corporate world in HR and training. After having her first daughter, Jehan decided to shift to be a stay-at-home-mom. After a while, she knew she wanted to help people with Type 1 diabetes as a career.  After going through Risely’s Group Coaching program, Jehan was inspired to pursue health coaching after her own personal transformation. She is currently working towards her NBHWC.

Jehan’s passions in coaching include, supporting people with diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses, helping fellow moms prioritize their care, and being open and vulnerable with those that love you. 

She currently lives in Pittsburgh with her husband of over 10 years and their two daughters. Outside of coaching, Jehan enjoys learning new skills in the kitchen, live music, staying active, car sing-alongs and eating al fresco. She hopes to learn Arabic with her daughters someday!

COACH

Megan Baumley

Megan was diagnosed with T1D at age 18 during her sophomore year of college and in the midst of a transformative period in her personal life. Being in college, trying to balance school and a part time job, dealing with personal issues, and handling this new diagnosis was overwhelming and left her feeling burnt out. As time progressed, her relationship with herself and diabetes became really poor leading to an unsustainable lifestyle. 

Megan wanted to make an impact in the T1D community and spent years volunteering for the American Diabetes Association. Still, she didn't feel fulfilled and knew she could make more of an impact with this community. Megan fully understood the gaps in the healthcare system and was frustrated that there wasn't more information out there to support people living with T1D. Because of this, she became passionate about supporting people with T1D and finding better access to care and support in managing this diagnosis. 

Megan went through the Group Coaching Program with Risely Health. The community at Risely gave her space to acknowledge the struggles she was dealing with and empowered her to navigate through them with more confidence. This mindset shift made her decide to become a Certified Health Coach to help empower other T1Ds. In addition to Health Coaching, Megan is a speech-language pathologist. She lives in central New Jersey with her husband.

COACH

Megan Baumley

Megan was diagnosed with T1D at age 18 during her sophomore year of college and in the midst of a transformative period in her personal life. Being in college, trying to balance school and a part time job, dealing with personal issues, and handling this new diagnosis was overwhelming and left her feeling burnt out. As time progressed, her relationship with herself and diabetes became really poor leading to an unsustainable lifestyle. 

Megan wanted to make an impact in the T1D community and spent years volunteering for the American Diabetes Association. Still, she didn't feel fulfilled and knew she could make more of an impact with this community. Megan fully understood the gaps in the healthcare system and was frustrated that there wasn't more information out there to support people living with T1D. Because of this, she became passionate about supporting people with T1D and finding better access to care and support in managing this diagnosis. 

Megan went through the Group Coaching Program with Risely Health. The community at Risely gave her space to acknowledge the struggles she was dealing with and empowered her to navigate through them with more confidence. This mindset shift made her decide to become a Certified Health Coach to help empower other T1Ds. In addition to Health Coaching, Megan is a speech-language pathologist. She lives in central New Jersey with her husband.

COACH

Megan Fallwell

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Megan was diagnosed with T1D at 26 years old. She didn’t know what T1D was and had never met anybody with T1D. At that time, there were no CGMs and the first long-acting insulin, Lantus, had just hit the market.
Megan was a very active person prior to her T1D diagnosis. She worked at the San Diego Zoo managing a conservation education program with the Zoo’s ambassador animals and loved hiking, being in nature, and scuba diving.

After diagnosis, Megan immersed herself into all of the educational material she could find on adults with T1D and started attending any and all support groups available. She quickly discovered there wasn’t a lot of emotional support and there was a huge gap in the healthcare system for adults with T1D. Megan was very sensitive to insulin and struggled with low blood sugars frequently which created anxiety around effectively managing her T1D. While she managed 3 healthy T1D pregnancies (without a CGM!), she spent many years hiding her diabetes from everyone because she didn't want people to see her as a diabetic.

After relocating back to Texas and spending time as a stay at home mom, Megan felt called to find a T1D community and get support on improving her management so that she could live the active life she loved with less fear. She found Risely, went through the DCB, and ultimately decided to shift careers and pursue her passion of helping other T1D women as a coach. 

Megan graduated from UT Austin with a BS in Corporate Communications and an associates degree in Spanish. She is also a certified legal mediator and certified Integrated Nutrition and Health coach. Megan has experience as a T1D coach for Dartmouth College. Megan currently lives in the Dallas, Texas area with her husband and three children. Outside of coaching, you can find her spending time outdoors and exploring the trails on horseback as much as possible!

COACH

Megan Fallwell

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Megan was diagnosed with T1D at 26 years old. She didn’t know what T1D was and had never met anybody with T1D. At that time, there were no CGMs and the first long-acting insulin, Lantus, had just hit the market.
Megan was a very active person prior to her T1D diagnosis. She worked at the San Diego Zoo managing a conservation education program with the Zoo’s ambassador animals and loved hiking, being in nature, and scuba diving.

After diagnosis, Megan immersed herself into all of the educational material she could find on adults with T1D and started attending any and all support groups available. She quickly discovered there wasn’t a lot of emotional support and there was a huge gap in the healthcare system for adults with T1D. Megan was very sensitive to insulin and struggled with low blood sugars frequently which created anxiety around effectively managing her T1D. While she managed 3 healthy T1D pregnancies (without a CGM!), she spent many years hiding her diabetes from everyone because she didn't want people to see her as a diabetic.

After relocating back to Texas and spending time as a stay at home mom, Megan felt called to find a T1D community and get support on improving her management so that she could live the active life she loved with less fear. She found Risely, went through the DCB, and ultimately decided to shift careers and pursue her passion of helping other T1D women as a coach. 

Megan graduated from UT Austin with a BS in Corporate Communications and an associates degree in Spanish. She is also a certified legal mediator and certified Integrated Nutrition and Health coach. Megan has experience as a T1D coach for Dartmouth College. Megan currently lives in the Dallas, Texas area with her husband and three children. Outside of coaching, you can find her spending time outdoors and exploring the trails on horseback as much as possible!

COACH

Neil Greathouse

After spending four years, seven months, and 11 days in training for the United States Air Force, Neil was diagnosed with type one diabetes and discharged from the military. His dream of becoming a military pilot came to an abrupt end and while his endocrinologist told him not that diabetes wouldn’t hold him back, Neil believes that is much easier said than done.

Neil experienced 7 years of darkness before reclaiming ownership of his life and health, and setting out on a path that ultimately led him to a career of empowering others to achieve their dreams while living with type one diabetes.

In the 30+ years since his flying career ended, Neil has gone back to school multiple times to become a filmmaker, director and content creator. He directed the short film "Type 1 Day 1" and the award-winning "Bike Beyond" documentary with Nick Jonas and Victor Garber! And he has led seven mission trips to Peru to bring diabetes supplies and education to underserved populations. 

His goal is to show people what they're capable of with the right group of people around them. Through his @thebetes account, Neil creates daily diabetes educational videos that encourage and inspire people in the T1D community every day on every platform. He is passionate about the future of T1D tech and helping people with diabetes avoid and navigate burnout.

Neil believes everyone can choose to make today “day one” - make the decision to start over, overcome, work through something or finally do the thing they’ve not done before. And he feels it is inspiring and humbling to be part of someone’s journey to “day one.”

COACH

Neil Greathouse

After spending four years, seven months, and 11 days in training for the United States Air Force, Neil was diagnosed with type one diabetes and discharged from the military. His dream of becoming a military pilot came to an abrupt end and while his endocrinologist told him not that diabetes wouldn’t hold him back, Neil believes that is much easier said than done.

Neil experienced 7 years of darkness before reclaiming ownership of his life and health, and setting out on a path that ultimately led him to a career of empowering others to achieve their dreams while living with type one diabetes.

In the 30+ years since his flying career ended, Neil has gone back to school multiple times to become a filmmaker, director and content creator. He directed the short film "Type 1 Day 1" and the award-winning "Bike Beyond" documentary with Nick Jonas and Victor Garber! And he has led seven mission trips to Peru to bring diabetes supplies and education to underserved populations. 

His goal is to show people what they're capable of with the right group of people around them. Through his @thebetes account, Neil creates daily diabetes educational videos that encourage and inspire people in the T1D community every day on every platform. He is passionate about the future of T1D tech and helping people with diabetes avoid and navigate burnout.

Neil believes everyone can choose to make today “day one” - make the decision to start over, overcome, work through something or finally do the thing they’ve not done before. And he feels it is inspiring and humbling to be part of someone’s journey to “day one.”

COACH

Lindsey Payne

Lindsey was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on her first trip abroad to Germany at age 12. Though a scary experience for her and her family, it taught her the importance of having a solid support group and fortitude. Being diagnosed as a middle-school-aged girl with no other T1D friends felt isolating and it took her many years to shed the shame associated with her diagnosis.

At 27, Lindsey took an active charge toward reclaiming her health and sought to make diabetes work for her. After years of gaps in support from her healthcare team, Lindsey joined Risely’s Decide and Conquer Boot Camp. It was here that she learned more about the variety of factors that impact her diabetes and where she began to build her diabetes community. With a renewed outlook on her diagnosis, Lindsey knew she wanted to support others that experienced a similar disconnect with their diabetes management and empower them to have agency over their health. She is currently working towards her NBHWC.

Alongside coaching, Lindsey works as a Public Health Educator for the active duty military population. She also has prior one-on-one health coaching experiences with Sailors in the fitness and nutrition spaces. She has dedicated her educational and professional careers to building healthy communities and advocating for holistic approaches to wellness. Lindsey is passionate about supporting others and believes that everyone is an expert in their own life. She leads with compassion and curiosity, and employs a person-first approach in her coaching.

Lindsey lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her 10-year-old rat terrier, Kay. She loves to travel, work out at her local gym, spend time outdoors, especially the beach during the warmer months, and leads a virtual book club. In her free time, you’ll find her reading a murder mystery or singing along to Taylor Swift.

COACH

Lindsey Payne

Lindsey was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on her first trip abroad to Germany at age 12. Though a scary experience for her and her family, it taught her the importance of having a solid support group and fortitude. Being diagnosed as a middle-school-aged girl with no other T1D friends felt isolating and it took her many years to shed the shame associated with her diagnosis.

At 27, Lindsey took an active charge toward reclaiming her health and sought to make diabetes work for her. After years of gaps in support from her healthcare team, Lindsey joined Risely’s Decide and Conquer Boot Camp. It was here that she learned more about the variety of factors that impact her diabetes and where she began to build her diabetes community. With a renewed outlook on her diagnosis, Lindsey knew she wanted to support others that experienced a similar disconnect with their diabetes management and empower them to have agency over their health. She is currently working towards her NBHWC.

Alongside coaching, Lindsey works as a Public Health Educator for the active duty military population. She also has prior one-on-one health coaching experiences with Sailors in the fitness and nutrition spaces. She has dedicated her educational and professional careers to building healthy communities and advocating for holistic approaches to wellness. Lindsey is passionate about supporting others and believes that everyone is an expert in their own life. She leads with compassion and curiosity, and employs a person-first approach in her coaching.

Lindsey lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her 10-year-old rat terrier, Kay. She loves to travel, work out at her local gym, spend time outdoors, especially the beach during the warmer months, and leads a virtual book club. In her free time, you’ll find her reading a murder mystery or singing along to Taylor Swift.

COACH

Elisabeth DiDonato

Elisabeth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), focusing on holistic healing. She received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, then went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics. After graduate school, Elisabeth continued her passion for holistic wellness by enrolling in an herbalism course, which highlights a 'food as medicine' approach. As an RDN, she has extensive knowledge in integrative & functional nutrition, behavioral health, alternative medicine, and the anatomy of movement. 

Elisabeth's own healing journey led her to this professional path. She was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was 9 years old. In addition to type one diabetes, Elisabeth has battled a handful of chronic illnesses, including Multiple Sclerosis, PCOS, Lyme Disease, and Eczema. She has worked with countless practitioners and healers to better understand her body's ability to heal and is now providing that support to others. Elisabeth believes in whole body wellness, which emphasizes a connection of mind, body & soul.

In her 3+ years of experience coaching over 100 clients before joining Risely, Elisabeth has grown particularly skilled and passionate about helping people overcome challenges with nutrition, mindset, exercise, hormones, sleep patterns, relationship to food, gut health, autoimmune disorders, and behavioral health.

When she’s not coaching or supporting clients on their health journeys, Elisabeth loves cooking, skiing, exploring new places, meditation, and working out. Elisabeth lives in Stamford, CT with her corgi.

COACH

Elisabeth DiDonato

Elisabeth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), focusing on holistic healing. She received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, then went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics. After graduate school, Elisabeth continued her passion for holistic wellness by enrolling in an herbalism course, which highlights a 'food as medicine' approach. As an RDN, she has extensive knowledge in integrative & functional nutrition, behavioral health, alternative medicine, and the anatomy of movement. 

Elisabeth's own healing journey led her to this professional path. She was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was 9 years old. In addition to type one diabetes, Elisabeth has battled a handful of chronic illnesses, including Multiple Sclerosis, PCOS, Lyme Disease, and Eczema. She has worked with countless practitioners and healers to better understand her body's ability to heal and is now providing that support to others. Elisabeth believes in whole body wellness, which emphasizes a connection of mind, body & soul.

In her 3+ years of experience coaching over 100 clients before joining Risely, Elisabeth has grown particularly skilled and passionate about helping people overcome challenges with nutrition, mindset, exercise, hormones, sleep patterns, relationship to food, gut health, autoimmune disorders, and behavioral health.

When she’s not coaching or supporting clients on their health journeys, Elisabeth loves cooking, skiing, exploring new places, meditation, and working out. Elisabeth lives in Stamford, CT with her corgi.

COACH

Katarina Harmon

When Katarina was diagnosed with type one diabetes at sixteen years old she felt a lack of support from her health care team. With the support of her parents, she took her management into her own hands. She became confident in understanding and working with her diabetes on a deeper level.

After graduating college with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Katarina spent 5 years coaching over 500 individuals in both a gym setting and a non-profit health organization.

Her passion for health coaching continued to grow after discovering Lauren on Instagram. She was inspired to obtain her National Board Certification in Health and Wellness Coaching. Advocating for and supporting other type ones on their health journey keeps Katarina motivated to continue expanding her knowledge and coaching skills. 

Outside of coaching, Katarina loves experimenting with food (particularly fermented foods like kimchi, kombucha, and sourdough), traveling with her husband for his Strongman competitions, growing vegetables and herbs in their hoop house, and venturing out for long runs along Lake Michigan’s scenic trails.

COACH

Katarina Harmon

When Katarina was diagnosed with type one diabetes at sixteen years old she felt a lack of support from her health care team. With the support of her parents, she took her management into her own hands. She became confident in understanding and working with her diabetes on a deeper level.

After graduating college with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Katarina spent 5 years coaching over 500 individuals in both a gym setting and a non-profit health organization.

Her passion for health coaching continued to grow after discovering Lauren on Instagram. She was inspired to obtain her National Board Certification in Health and Wellness Coaching. Advocating for and supporting other type ones on their health journey keeps Katarina motivated to continue expanding her knowledge and coaching skills. 

Outside of coaching, Katarina loves experimenting with food (particularly fermented foods like kimchi, kombucha, and sourdough), traveling with her husband for his Strongman competitions, growing vegetables and herbs in their hoop house, and venturing out for long runs along Lake Michigan’s scenic trails.

program details

You can stop struggling alone and finally experience freedom & confidence with T1D.

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Talk to our team.

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Apply for coaching.

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Start your 3 or 6 month coaching program and begin your transformation.

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Over my 6 months, I lowered my A1c to the lowest it has been in over a decade (7.0 down from 8.6), but more than that I am radiating with pride, self love, and empowerment that I know will help me be the best version of myself for years to come.

courtney j.
T1D Risely Client
PROGRAM RECAP

You want to feel a sense of freedom & balance.

3 or 6 months of coaching

We offer 3 or 6 month coaching programs, depending on your needs. On your enrollment call, you’ll discuss which plan is best for you to reclaim the life you deserve.

Online 60 minute calls

You will have personal calls with your coach, dedicated to addressing your main questions and challenges.

Support in between calls

Connect with your coach for support Monday through Friday. You can navigate real-time challenges and stay accountable throughout the program.

Post coaching alumni community

After you complete your program, you’ll be invited to join our Risely Alumni community with other graduates & access to content, events, and continued support.

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Your next steps.

If you know you need this program, then fill out the application below. We will review each application individually and if we feel you would be a good fit, we'll email you within 48 hours to schedule an enrollment call. Make sure to check your spam mail so you don’t miss an email from our team.

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FAQs

Questions we often get.

What is health coaching?

At the root, health coaching helps you get “unstuck” by helping you develop the tools and strategies to become aware of your blocks and patterns so that you can move forward towards the vision you have for yourself.

Risely’s coaching methodology is rooted in behavior change, published research, and our own internal client data collection. We focus on putting you in the driver’s seat and working alongside you to identify the gaps in your knowledge, give you the accountability and relatability you need, and help you with implementation and creating sustainable change.

Yes it’s about helping you improve your blood sugars, but it’s also about helping you discover who you can be when diabetes isn’t in the way.

Risely services are not a substitute for licensed healthcare providers and do not replace medical care.

How do I decide if 1:1 or group coaching is best for me?

Our group coaching sessions are offered at specific times throughout the year, with programs designed for people living with T1D and programs designed for families. If you are looking for an environment that offers a deep sense of community or you want to learn from and share experiences with other people who are going through some of the same things as you, then group coaching is a great choice. 1:1 coaching is ideal if you are going through a very specific life change, such as moving or graduating or getting pregnant, and you want a personalized, focused approach. You’ll have a coach dedicated to working with you to help you make the changes you want to make and to follow your progress closely along the way. If you’re still not sure, reach out to us at hello@riselyhealth.com to set up a phone call with our Coaching Specialist will be able to help you determine the best program and the best coaches for you.

Do you coach males and females?

Yes

Is 1:1 coaching available for parents of T1D children?

Yes

Is 1:1 coaching available for children?

Currently our Family coaching is designed for parents/caregivers of children with T1D under 18, and we often work with the child in these sessions as well. We can discuss this more in an enrollment call after applying.

Do you offer coaching to people outside the United States?

We are proud to offer coaching internationally. Whether you live inside or outside the U.S., our coaching is available to you. Program graduates over the last year were based in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K., Kuwait, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, and Dubai.

Can you use HSA for the coaching program?

Yes, with a diagnosis of diabetes, you can use HSA dollars to pay for Cornerstone Classes and coaching programs.