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Ginger Vieira

Health Writer & Patient Advocate

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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Tests

Understanding Your A1C Reading When You Have Diabetes

Every three to six months, we have our A1C measured. But what does that number really mean? And how do you compare it to your blood glucose reading?

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Parenting

9 Facts About Childbirth With Type 1 Diabetes

If you're a woman with type 1 diabetes, having children can present challenges, but it is possible to have healthy, happy babies. Here’s what you need to know.

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Treatment

How to Protect Your Insulin in Hot Weather

Did you realize insulin can lose its potency when kept at the wrong temperature? These valuable tips can keep your insulin safe in hot weather.

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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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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.

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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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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

10 Signs You're Insulin Dose Is Wrong

If you take insulin for diabetes, your prescribed dose is just your doctor's educated guess. These 10 signs can tell you when your dose is due for a tune-up.