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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Why Insulin Coupons & CoPay Caps Aren’t Good Enough

Despite several years of activism, debate, and protesting, the biggest pharmaceutical manufacturers of insulin — Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, and…

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Living

Ketones Role in False Positives on Breath Alcohol Tests

Alcohol is a complicated subject when it comes to type 1 and type 2 diabetes — especially for those who…

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My Story

Living with Type 1 Diabetes in 1959

Doctors told Debbi’s parents she wouldn’t live to be 14 years old.  Her friends and teachers thought type 1 diabetes…

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Eli Lilly Insulin Price Cap Program

Both the government and BigPharma have been under increasing pressure to lower the price of insulin — which has increased…

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FDA Enables Generic Insulins with Lower Prices

While COVID-19 has distracted our attention from affordable insulin to focus on social distancing and hoarding toilet paper, the U.S.…

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Amylin: The Other Hormone Affected by Type 1 Diabetes

Why aren’t we talking about amylin?  Sure, insulin is something we truly cannot live without, but those of us with…

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Living

Carb Quality vs. Carb Quantity: Which is Healthiest?

With the promotion of many carb-restrictive diets today, it’s important to fully understand that simply counting and limiting carbs isn’t…

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Research

Will ViaCyte’s Encaptra Cell Delivery System ‘Cure’ Type 1 Diabetes?

When you were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you were probably told that a cure was “just around the corner.”…

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Living

The Female Orgasm & Your Diabetes

While the internet is overloaded with articles on the potential effects diabetes can have on a man’s sexual health, there…

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Living

Milk: These Options Are Better for You Than Cow’s Milk

If you have any type of diabetes, there’s really no reason to be drinking cow’s milk on a daily basis. …

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Living

The Problem with Breakfast Cereal if You Have Diabetes

The simple fact is: not all carbs are created equal. And this is painfully true when it comes to cereal.…

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Living

Why Diabetes Increases Your Risk of Yeast Infections

What is a yeast infection? Also referred to as “vulvovaginal candidiasis,” a vaginal yeast infection is essentially an overgrowth of…

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Living

How to Break Your Habit of Negative Thinking Patterns

If you live with a non-stop disease like diabetes that requires constant health-related choices and effort, the habits of your…

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Living

How Drinking Plenty of Water Improves Your Diabetes Health

An alarming number of Americans are “perpetually dehydrated” according to the Institute of Medicine. And if you’re one of them,…

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Living

Diabetic Ketoacidosis vs. Nutritional Ketosis?

What’s the difference between diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) vs. nutritional ketosis? It’s actually quite simple: one is life-threatening and the other…

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Treatment

Dosing Insulin for Protein: When it Matters & Why

On Day 1 with diabetes, we’re taught to focus on carbohydrates when dosing our insulin — and for many, that…

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Dosing Insulin for Dietary Fat: When it Matters & Why

Mmmm, there’s nothing quite as delicious as a high-carb, high-fat meal, right? If you took the fat out of cupcakes…

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Living

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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Living

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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Treatment

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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