Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ginger Vieira's Posts

ASk GINGER: Do I have to listen to my doctor even if I'm not sure she's right?

Hi Ginger,   I'm 16, I've had diabetes since I was 7 years old and I do a pretty good job with it. I'm not perfect, but I really do try to take care of it. Last time I was in the doctor's office she told me I should adjust my insulin dose a certain for my insulin boluses at lunch time but I don't think she really was listening to why I was... Read moreChevron

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 physiological reasons for this, and I'll go into them a bit here...but the most important part of... Read moreChevron

Finding "joy" in living with diabetes? Oh yeah?

Before you roll your eyes at the title of Bob Hawkinson’s book on living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, consider his idea for a moment: “The Joy of Diabetes.” There could be joy…like…happiness in living with diabetes?   You might say, “Oh, puhh-leeeze.”   But I hear where Bob is coming... Read moreChevron

Would you rather live with diabetes or...

You know that silly game you play with your friends (or you watch your kids play with their friends)..."Would you rather marry Will Smith and be rich and famous, or find your soulmate and be happy forever and ever?"   "Would you rather live with diabetes or...."   See, I have a theory, maybe its more of a belief, that no... Read moreChevron

Lose 10lbs by August 15th...Summer Project!

Well, here we go, summer has pretty much started. For the past couple of weeks I noticed I was slipping into some bad habits of eating more sugary junk food (ie: chocolate and ice cream) than normal, and my blood sugars were starting to reveal this.   Nothing starts the day off worse than waking up with a blood sugar over 200 mg/dL. When I... Read moreChevron