Ginger Vieira

Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014. She is the author of 4 books: Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger creates content regularly for Diabetes Strong, Healthline, HealthCentral, DiabetesDaily, EverydayHealth and her YouTube Channel. Her background includes a B.S. in Professional Writing, certifications in cognitive coaching, Ashtanga yoga, and personal training with several records in drug-free powerlifting. She lives in Vermont with two kiddos and two dogs.
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Type 1 Diabetes: How I Prepare for Flu & Stomach Bug Season

Stomach bugs (like Norovirus) and a real bout of the flu were never something I recall dealing with as an…

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Thanksgiving with Type 1 Diabetes: 3 Blood Sugar Management Tips

It’s the holidays, and you should be able to enjoy the fun and yum that comes with the season. As…

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Insulin Dosing Tips for Pizza, Chinese Food, Lasagna, and Cake!

Well, who said that just because you have type 1 diabetes means you can’t ever eat pizza or lasagna ever…

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Gvoke: The FDA-Approved PreFilled Glucagon Syringe that Could Save Your Life

A glucagon pen can save your life if you are a person with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who…

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Product Review: Chip Monk Cookies – Low Carb, Keto & Gluten-Free!

Too often, “low-carb” cookie products are full of junk ingredients and they taste like a diet gone wrong. Bleh.  I’m…

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New Flu Treatment for People with Diabetes

For the average person, the flu might be no big deal — but for people with type 1 and type…

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A1c Tip: Increase Your Basal/Background Insulin By 1 Unit

Yes, just 1 unit. I bet you’re thinking: “But I have low blood sugars all the time! Increasing my background…

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Mental & Physical Health: Connecting the Dots

Intuitively, we all know that mood impacts how we take care of our physical health.  But have you ever stopped…

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Why Skipping Breakfast Spikes Your Blood Sugar

Ever skip breakfast thinking your blood sugar will just sit around the number you woke up at…only to find you’re…

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A1c Tip: Focus on One Part of the Day

Frustrated with an A1c that never seems to budge? Never seems to get down below your goal of 8.0 or…

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Glucagon: People with Type 1 Diabetes Produce MORE of This Hormone that Raises Blood Sugar

Mother Nature is having a good laugh over this one. “Let’s create a condition where humans don’t produce any insulin…

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Research

New Biotechnology Promises to “Cure” Type 1 Diabetes Within 5 Years

A team of medical researchers and several Nobel Prize winners from Betalin Therapeutics in Jerusalem has created a “bio-artificial pancreas”…

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A1c Tip: Staying “In-Range” While You’re Sleeping

If you broke your 24-hour day into 3 sections, you’d have 8 hours of dawn/daylight, 8 hours of afternoon/evening, and…

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TrialNet: Preventing and Delaying the Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

For several decades, TrialNet has been working on research to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes in relatives of people…

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Why your menstrual cycle raises your blood sugar

This 28-day cycle is an important part of your health but just like hormones related to stress, these hormones can…

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Why Coffee Raises Your Blood Sugars

You are not alone if you view your morning cup of coffee as a magical gulp of happiness.  Coffee is…

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Dietary Fiber: Why it Does & Doesn’t Affect Your Blood Sugar

In your first carb-counting class as a person with type 1 diabetes, you were likely taught to subtract the dietary…

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How to Exercise in the Morning Without Low Blood Sugars

Like the rest of us, you were likely taught that exercising with type 1 diabetes requires carbohydrates. “Eat 15 grams…

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You still need Insulin for Low-carb Protein Powder

Not all protein is created equal — and this is especially true when it comes to protein powders, whether it’s…

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Why Your Blood Sugar Spikes During & After Lifting Weights

It’s often assumed that adrenaline is the reason your blood sugar spikes while lifting weights, but in reality, your intense…

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