#110: Ginger Vieira | Avoiding the Self Pity Track

Ginger Vieira learned quickly that it turns out there is a whole lot you can still do even while dealing with diabetes when you approach yourself kindly rather than getting stuck in self pity. She is a passionate writer and editor with a mission to turn complex health information into easy-to-read content. Ginger herself navigates not only through T1D, but other autoimmune diseases as well, but not for a moment does she let herself get caught up in self pity. Instead she works tirelessly to bring out content that impacts others going through similar struggles.

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This episode was brought to you by Siren Socks, a company making big steps in diabetes management. Those of us living with this disease aren’t always given the tools to prevent all of the issues we might face.

I’m talking about nerve damage – ulcers, and even amputation, and it happens to someone unfortunately every 30 seconds. 

No doom and gloom and the very reason I’m excited to work with Siren Socks because their product monitors the health of your feet, communicates digitally with your doctor so they can call you if they see a problem, before it develops into something serious.


Ginger diagnosed herself with type 1 diabetes during the 7th-grade health fair when she was 13 years old — and nobody believed her for a week! She also lives with Celiac disease, fibromyalgia, and hypothyroidism. Needless to say, her immune system has made some very questionable choices over the years, but she has spent her entire adult life creating content that helps people juggle the daily challenges of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Ginger has authored a variety of books, including “When I Go Low” (for kids), “Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes,” and “Dealing with Diabetes Burnout.” She’s also written for DiabetesMineHealthlineT1D ExchangeDiabetes Strong, Diathrive, and more! As a former competitive powerlifter, yoga teacher, and health coach, Ginger loves the never-ending experiment of managing type 1 diabetes around exercise. In her free time, she is usually jumping rope, scootering with her daughters, or walking with her handsome fella and amazing dog, Petey.


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