Reclaim your Rise Podcast

103. The Menstrual Cycle Blood Sugar Connection, T1D Mental Health, and Processing Childhood Diagnosis with Coach Lindsey

January 23, 2024

Today you get to meet one of the new Risely Coaches Lindsey Payne. She tells the story of her intense childhood diagnosis and her journey of becoming a coach after so much personal struggle and frustration with her T1D. Lindsey shares the education gaps that made her feel like she was just never going to figure out her diabetes - like how menstrual cycles affect blood sugar or how blood sugar affects mental health. Plus, we talk about the sometimes confusing difference between a coach and a mentor. I know many of you will resonate with Lindsey’s experience.  

Time Stamps:  

  • (05:08) Challenges in Health and Shifts in Diabetes Management
  • (06:39) The Delayed Impact of Childhood Diagnosis on Mental Health and Her Diagnosis Story
  • (09:07) What Her Teenage + College Years Looked Like with T1D
  • (11:38) Blood Sugar and Mental Health Connection
  • (14:05) Her Two Biggest Transformations from the DCB Program
  • (16:35) Understanding the Connection Between Blood Sugars and Your Menstrual Cycle
  • (17:40) Optimism and Shifting Frustration into Hope
  • (22:45) Becoming a Coach and Working with Military Sailors
  • (26:40) Coaching vs. Mentorship - the difference 
  • (30:20) Giving Yourself Grace and Patience
  • (32:48) What Lindsey Wishes People Knew about Living with T1D

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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. 

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