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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Ginger Vieira has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1999, along with Celiac, fibromyalgia, and hypothyroidism. She is the author of several books: When I Go Low (for kids!), Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger has created content for a variety of websites, including Diabetes Strong, Diathrive, MySugr, DiabetesMine, Healthline, and her YouTube Channel. Today, she is the Digital Content Manager for Beyond Type 1 & Beyond Type 2. 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, her handsome fella, and their amazing dog, Pedro.

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