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 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 her husband, their two daughters, and their dog, Pedro.

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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Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll

Do you know the effects of alcohol and birth control on your diabetes? Take Ginger’s quiz to make sure you have your facts straight!
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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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Getting out of speeding tickets via diabetes: Is it wrong?

My friend told me a story about this kid with diabetes in his sixth grade class. Apparently, this student wasn’t held responsible for any misbehavior because when his blood sugar was high, he wasn’t able to control his actions. Now, I think we can al...
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