CEO, Founder and Head Coach

Lauren Bongiorno.

Lauren Bongiorno is the Founder and CEO of Risely Health.

Core Values

Impact. Integrity. Independence.

T1D Journey

Diagnosed at age 7; Omnipod pump and Dexcom G6 CGM

favorite quote

“Life moves at the pace of your capacity to receive it.”

about

Lauren Bongiorno is the Founder and CEO of Risely Health.

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 nationally 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.

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 nationally 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.

WHAT t1Ds Are SAYING

Here’s how graduates feel on the other side.

When I found Lauren I felt so lost with my diabetes management. Throughout coaching with Lauren, I lowered my A1c to the lowest it has been in over a decade, 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. If you are on the fence about this program— you will not regret enrolling ! It is more than ok to ask for help, and it IS possible to feel better.

Courtney J

I came to Lauren in a serious diabetes management rut. In my 3 months of working with Lauren, beyond all of the tangible progress I've made in my blood sugar levels, the most important takeaway I have is the toolkit she's provided me with. I cannot begin to verbalize how much she has helped me on my continuous journey with type 1. I am more inspired than ever to continue to refine the areas we have worked on, and I am forever grateful for her helping me find that part of myself I was unsure how to recover on my own.

Chandler G.

I started seeing Lauren when I had a 12.5 A1c and my main goal was to bring it down to a healthier level. Through sessions with Lauren, I ended up accomplishing that goal (bringing it down to a 8.1 and then a 7.4 three months after that) along with so many others. She helped me a lot with my mindset too and becoming much more confident about being open about my T1D while remaining strong and independent!

Shivani Mandavilli

Working with Lauren was one of the best investments I could have made for my health, happiness, family and overall wellness. As a Type 1 diabetic I have struggled with blood sugar control, motivation, mood swings, self-sabotage, and anxiety. During my program I lowered my A1C from 8.1 to 6.9, I dramatically lowered my constant anxiety, finally started working out again, and developed more self-discipline. I would highly recommend Lauren's programs.

Tim Brechbuehler
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