Taking on Fake Diabetes Cures

All July, we’ve been featuring excerpts from Ginger Vieira’s new book, Dealing With Diabetes Burnout. To close out the month, we’re sharing one of Ginger’s tongue-in-cheek videos about living with diabetes. In this clip, Ginger lets loose on dietary supplement salespeople who troll her on the internet with supposed “cures” for diabetes. As Ginger demonstrates, a good way to avoid diabetes burnout is to have a healthy sense of humor:

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Author of "Your Diabetes Science Experiment” and “Emotional Eating with Diabetes,” Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999. Today, she is a certified cognitive coach and diabetes coach at Living in Progress, working with clients across the globe. She is the Editorial Director at Diabetes Daily and produces regular freelance content for other publications, such as A Sweet Life. In 2009 and 2010, Ginger set 15 records in drug-tested powerlifting with a 308 lb deadlift, 190 lb. bench press, and a 265 lb. squat. "She lives in Vermont with three dogs, her fella, and their daughter Lucy.

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