Reclaim your Rise Podcast

115. Neil Greathouse: Reclaiming life with T1D "One Day at a Time"

April 16, 2024

We’re back for a second episode with the one and only Neil Greathouse! In this episode, we discuss various topics, including his experience directing a film with Nick Jonas, releasing his book, Type 1 Diabetes: One Day At a Time, and becoming a coach at Risely. Neil and I talk about his approach to social media education, validating shared experiences, information overload, and the power of sharing failures. Plus, we give you tangible ways to empower yourself to reclaim your life with T1D, one decision at a time. Be sure to enter his book giveaway by following the instructions below!

Time Stamps:  

  • (02:15) Diagnosis, Nick Jonas, 400 videos, and starting at Risely 
  • (04:00) Bike Beyond documentary 
  • (05:30) What keeps him motivated 
  • (10:19) The power of validation
  • (12:10) “Don’t relay information. Figure out why it matters to people.”
  • (13:28) Making fun of yourself 
  • (15:02) Social media as search engines 
  • (16:10) Neil’s book - Type 1 Diabetes: One Day At a Time
  • (20:35) Making complex topics simple 
  • (23:06) The power of sharing failures
  • (24:40) Noncompliance, anxiety, and compassion
  • (25:31) Information overload, motivation, and trust 
  • (26:50) The comfort of having a coach with diabetes 
  • (32:00) The power of asking questions 
  • (41:44) Learning to trust yourself to make the right decisions
  • (44:15) “Diabetes isn’t the main character.”

What to do now: 

  1. Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.
  2. Hear more of Neil’s story on Episode 64
  3. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. 
  4. NEIL’S BOOK GIVEAWAY: Rate the podcast, leave a review, take a screenshot of this episode and share on IG and tag @riselyhealth @lauren_bongiorno @neilgreathouse 
  5. Get Neil’s book 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. 

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