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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, and Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger contributes 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.

Latest by Ginger Vieira

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Holiday Cooking & Recipes

Bake Up a Gluten-Free Holiday

Gluten-free does not mean: No baked goods. It just means using the right substitutions, brands, and products. Here are a ton of gluten-free recipes, including insider tips on ready-made baked goods!

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Lifestyle

Just Say No to Sugar-Free Candy

Sugar-free chocolates and candies can be tempting when you have diabetes, but they can still affect your blood sugar — and they taste truly awful.

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Living With

7 Things You Don't Know About Diabetes

Life with diabetes can be hard for non-diabetics to understand. Here are 7 truths about diabetes you would never know unless you live with it.

Doctor measuring a pregnant woman's blood sugar.
Risk Factors

Maternal Diabetes Raises Autism Risk

Mothers with diabetes have an increased risk of having a child with autism. Find out how you can reduce the risk by aggressively managing your blood sugar.

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Living With

Life With Diabetes: Pride vs. Shame

Diabetes is something no one should have to hide. Find out what it means to take pride in your courage and strength to endure each day.

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Doctor & Patient

When Arguing With Doctors Could Save Your Life

Doctors make mistakes. Doctors don’t always know everything. Doctors are human, too.

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Living With

Gluten-Free Transition Advice

If you're considering starting a gluten-free diet, learn what to expect from these 7 people who have been there, done that.

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Diagnosis

Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes

Here's what you should know about the differences and similarites between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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Living With

Surprising Foods That Spike Your Blood Sugar

You might be surprised where you'll find hidden carbohydrates. Learn to recognize the most common culprits (we’re looking at you, brown rice).

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Living With

What’s Your Insulin-to-Carbohydrate Ratio?

Whether you have type 2 or type 1 diabetes, if you take insulin it’s crucial to establish your baseline insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio. Here's how.