Ginger Vieira

Ginger Vieira, Patient Expert

Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014. She is the author of Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes & Dealing with Diabetes Burnout & Emotional Eating with Diabetes & Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger’s background includes a B.S. in professional writing, certified cognitive coaching, video blogging, record-setting competitive powerlifting, personal training, Ashtanga yoga, and motivational speaking. She lives in Vermont with two gorgeous daughters, a handsome husband and a loyal dog, Pedro.

Just For Today"¦

Credit: Thinkstock Getting a little tired of the hundreds of articles and diabetes news stories reminding you that you are at serious risk for eye problems, kidney disease and the loss of your fingers and toes? Me too. We’re constantly hearing about ...
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High Blood Sugars & Weight Gain...

One of the very important things I don’t noticed being emphasized very often from doctos or diabetes educators, is the very clear fct that the more ups and downs you see in your blood sugar, the more ilkely you are to gain weight. There are a lot of ...
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Diabetes and Drinking - Part I: If You Choose to Drink

_A note from Dr. Cogen: _ _When thinking about the long list of issues today’s teens must face, alcohol use is near the top. The pressure from friends to drink can be overwhelming. Ginger and I would like to provide medically correct information abou...
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Checking Blood Sugars: My Diabetes Science Experiment

It would be nice if, for the sake of my blood sugar, every day were exactly the same. I’d wake up at the same time, eat the same breakfast, lunch and dinner, spend the same amount of time sitting in class and exercising, go to bed at exactly the same ...
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