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.

Running a Little High

Everybody does it…or at least that’s what I told myself. I’d gotten away with doing it for several months: purposefully letting my blood sugars run high because I hate having lows. I’d developed this bad habit one year ago, during a summer where I wa...
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My Blood Sugar Loves Weightlifting

Credit: Thinkstock I’m not talking about “toning” or playing around with little 3- and 5-pound weights here – I’m talking about weightlifting. It’s one of the best things I’ve done for my blood sugar and insulin sensitivity. Since beginning to train ...
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Blue Corn Chips? Learning about the Glycemic Index...

A recent study reported that colored “flatbreads” and chips are healthier – especially for diabetics. This means swapping your white corn tortilla chips for those deep blue ones – which are actually quite delicious, so this is a fair trade. The study ...
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Pumpkin Extract...For Your Blood Sugar?

[pumpkins](http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/news-44206-66.html) This is one of coolest, weirdest things about diabetes I’ve heard in awhile. Pumpkin extract could be an alternative to taking insulin. A recent study published in the Journal of th...
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'Diabulimia'?

I’d heard of this briefly once a few years ago: Type 1 diabetics running their blood sugars very high regularly and purposefully to lose weight. Apparently, this frightening habit has become a sort of weight-loss fad most commonly among young women a...
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