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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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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Dawn Phenomenon: How to Handle that Early Morning Blood Sugar Spike

Wakey, Wakey The very first thing I do when I step out of bed in the morning is: walk to…

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How stress raises your blood sugar

A severe argument, infection or physical injury, intense sadness, sudden shock, intense thrill (like a roller coaster ride), or even…

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Diabetes Burnout: 5 Steps to Work Through It

When you consider just how demanding managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes is on a daily basis, it would…

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12 Quotes from Jay Cutler on Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Jay Cutler is a former professional football player, officially diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 25 in 2008 —…

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Diabetes Burnout vs. Depression: What’s the Difference?

It is a massive understatement to say that diabetes can be “stressful”. Living with any type of diabetes is a…

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When is it Time to Fire Your Doctor?

When the white coat walks in, it’s easy to forget that they work for you. Especially with a condition like…

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3 Powerful Tips to Lose Weight with Type 1 Diabetes

Losing weight is hard for the non-diabetic body; adding type 1 diabetes to the challenge of weight-loss can be overwhelming…

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Timing Your Highest-Carb Meals to Make Blood Sugar Management Easier

To live a life without any carbs may work for some, but if it doesn’t work for you…that’s okay.  If…

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A1c Tip: Completely Change How You Treat Low Blood Sugars

Your low blood sugar habits can have a big impact on several aspects of your life. The foods you choose,…

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Injecting Insulin Into Muscle: Good or Bad?

Insulin was designed to be injected into body fat — also referred to as “subcutaneous tissue.”  When injected into body…

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A1c Tip: Change What You Consider a “High” Blood Sugar

Should you try to eat a healthier diet? Should you exercise more often? Should you vow to never eat bread…

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How I Curbed My Fear of Pregnancy with Type 1

In this excerpt from a forthcoming book, Ginger Vieira describes the mental shift it took for her to want to…

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En Español

5 Consejos para Ejercitarse con Diabetes Tipo 1

“Estoy aquí para decirle que sí se puede llevar a cabo y puede disfrutar del ejercicio.”

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