Reclaim your Rise Podcast

110. The Stress Management Approach Your Diabetes Care is Missing

March 12, 2024

Today’s guest, Eddie Stern, is the founder of The Breathing App For Diabetes, the first app that helps people with diabetes lower their stress levels. With 35 years of experience in the yoga space, Eddie and I go deep in this conversation about a side of diabetes management that Western medicine is not suited to address: holistic stress management. We discuss consciousness, purpose, identity, the role of disharmony, and breathwork. Eddie helps us to ask big questions like “Who am I?” and address how to stop identifying with productivity and output. He even leads you in a 3 minute guided breathwork session to engage the parasympathetic “healing state.”  Learn why 60,000 monthly app users are running to get his app and start changing the speed of your mind for better diabetes care! 

Time Stamps:  

  • (05:56) The pursuit of meaning and purpose 
  • (09:37) The high school teacher that changed his life and the 3 questions she asked 
  • (11:22) The unchanging nature of Consciousness and finding Awareness 
  • (14:16) The Relative and Absolute “Who am I”
  • (16:30) Life is relationship and interconnectedness to all that is 
  • (18:22) How to release identity to productivity & external accomplishment 
  • (20:44) We as an expression of purposefulness in Nature
  • (21:55) The role of disharmony in Nature and Spirituality 
  • (23:20) Lauren reflects on her yoga journey 
  • (24:11) The key to freedom with diabetes: intuition & slowing down
  • (25:34) Stress = speed of the mind 
  • (27:14) Eddie in India and being “woken up” in devotion
  • (30:54) Eastern and Western medicine approaches 
  • (35:13) Diabetes, tress, and noncommunicable diseases from a yogic healing approach
  • (36:56) Parasympathetic Response as the Healing State
  • (39:30) 3 minute guided breathwork with Eddie 
  • (43:44) What Lauren felt post breathwork 
  • (44:25) What to Expect: The Breathing App for Diabetes 
  • (49:00) Where to find Eddie’s app and books 

What to do now: 

  1. Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.
  2. The doors for the April Decide and Conquer Bootcamp - our signature group coaching program for women with T1D - are now open. Apply HERE
  3. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. 
  4. Check out The Breathing App for Diabetes in the app store 

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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