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

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. Look out for these common side effects.

7 Things You Don't Know About Diabetes Unless You Live With It

Diabetes is not always how the media portrays it. Here are 7 truths about diabetes you would never know unless you live with it.

Does a Mother's Diabetes Increase Her Child's Risk of Autism?

Autism in children has been associated with maternal diabetes. Find out what you can do to minimize this risk during pregnancy.

The Way You Wear Your Diabetes: Pride vs. Shame

Diabetes is something no one should have to hide. Take pride in your courage and strength to endure each day.

When Arguing With Doctors Could Save Your Life

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

7 People Share Tips to Ease Your Gluten-Free Transition

The best advice often comes from those who have been there, done that.

Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes: Differences and Similarities

Despite having very similar symptoms and medical risks, the two primary types of diabetes are actually very different when you look closely at what’s going on inside the body.

Are You Unintentionally Spiking Your Blood Sugar?

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

Your Insulin-to-Carbohydrate Ratio: What’s Yours?

Whether you have type 2 or type 1 diabetes, it’s crucial to establish a baseline ‘insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio’ if you take insulin.

Is Your Insulin Dosage Accurate?

10 signs that your insulin dosage is due for a tune-up.