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The word "diabetes"....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brianna Aug 28, 2011. 13 Replies

Maybe I'm just a little burnt out on diabetes talk, or something, but what I'm more burnt out on anything is the word diabetes. How many times a day do you think you say or write the word "diabetes."…Continue

Your Diabetes Pizza Restaurant!

Started Mar 19, 2011 0 Replies

If you've ever been frustrated trying to explain diabetes to your friends...or need a fun way to explain diabetes to young people living with this crazy disease, check out this video!(for more…Continue

Tags: with, kids, children, diabetes, 1

Diabetics are AWESOME because...(video!)

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Mar 15, 2011. 8 Replies

For your diabetes entertainment, "Diabetics are awesome because..."(for more YouTube vids check out…Continue

Tags: motivational, funny, burnout, juvenile, 1


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Ginger Vieira replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Protein and Kidneys' in the group T1DM Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and High Intensity Training
"Higher amounts of protein is only harmful to those with pre-existing kidney issues. Eating a lot of protein does not damage the kidneys. You can read more about this here, look for the protein section:…"
May 29, 2014
Ginger Vieira is attending Emily Coles's event

Live Interview Ginger Vieira: Dealing with Diabetes Burnout at TuDiabetes homepage

June 12, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Dealing…See More
Feb 10, 2014
Ginger Vieira commented on Emily Coles's video

#WDD #BigBluetest Dance Party

"HAHAHHAA Oh this dance party was too much fun! And so silly!"
Dec 8, 2013
Britt_J liked Ginger Vieira's video
Nov 7, 2013
Ginger Vieira posted a video

Thank You for Curing My Diabetes with Hemp Seed Oil! (Why didn't I think of this?)

http://www.living-in-progress.com - THIS IS HUMOR, prepare yourself. All this time, a cure for diabetes has been sitting on the shelves in your kitchen pantr...
Oct 30, 2013
Ginger Vieira replied to Corinna's discussion 'Workout Wednesday with SweatBetes'
"That's awesome, Mari!!! (And aren't dog-walks the best?) Ginger"
Oct 14, 2013
Ginger Vieira replied to Corinna's discussion 'Workout Wednesday with SweatBetes'
"Corinna! This is GREAT. Keep in mind that 1) Meters are not accurate, and so you could've tested your BG twice at any of those times and had slightly different numbers. But also, like Mike said below, the exercises in SweatBetes are mostly…"
Oct 1, 2013
Ginger Vieira replied to Corinna's discussion 'Workout Wednesday with SweatBetes'
"That's interesting, Mike! Shoes or no shoes..I never thought about though. Without shoes, I think it would hurt a little -- at least my assumption. Although, I definitely prefer no shoes for balancing exercises, because my balance was developed…"
Oct 1, 2013
Ginger Vieira replied to Corinna's discussion 'Workout Wednesday with SweatBetes'
"SKJ! That's a great point, and I can totally relate. I had to completely shift in my mind what a "workout" was after having to stop heavy powerlifting because of rotated hip! So much of who I was and how I expressed my energy was…"
Oct 1, 2013
Ginger Vieira replied to Corinna's discussion 'Workout Wednesday with SweatBetes'
"20 years without complications! You're an inspiration, for sure! Go Nancy, Go!"
Oct 1, 2013
Ginger Vieira and static192 are now friends
Sep 28, 2013
Ginger Vieira replied to static192's discussion 'weighting bodybuilding' in the group T1DM Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and High Intensity Training
"That's actually not why it's hard, but diabetics naturally are in a state of hyper-insulinemia...meaning we get more insulin as diabetics than we would if we weren't diabetic. This is why it actually makes weight-loss more difficult,…"
Sep 28, 2013
Ginger Vieira replied to static192's discussion 'weighting bodybuilding' in the group T1DM Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and High Intensity Training
"Hi there! I used to compete in powerlifting and set about 15 records over the course of 2 years in drug-free female lifting. (If you YouTube Ginger/Powerlifting you'll find some old videos!). The thing is though, that for a diabetic to properly…"
Sep 28, 2013
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Sep 23, 2013
Ginger Vieira replied to Corinna's discussion 'Workout Wednesday with SweatBetes'
"THanks for reading, Deborah! I certainly hope more CDEs feel comfortable recommending SweatBetes --- for the average person who doesn't have a gym membership, isn't sure what to do in a gym, or feels overwhelmed by more commercial-type…"
Sep 23, 2013
Ginger Vieira replied to Corinna's discussion 'Workout Wednesday with SweatBetes'
"Mike! I love your story -- it's such a great example of how being an athlete or being active doesn't mean you have to have been born with some athletic inclination. I really wasn't very active myself until I was in college. I tried so…"
Sep 23, 2013

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Sweat-Betes Exercise Videos....all profits donated to the DHF's Big Blue Test!

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 10:00am 2 Comments

Hey Everyone!

I am super excited to announce that, thanks to the DHF Seeds Grant Program, my project is now complete! As a certified personal trainer,…


VLOG: The PERFECT Diabetes?

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 5:39pm 3 Comments

Do you think it's possible to be "perfect"? Do you beat yourself up for highs and lows...even though you know perfection is practically impossible?

(Non-D-related) When you take off our skin, we're all the same underneath!

Posted on October 24, 2010 at 2:30pm 12 Comments

Two days ago I was walking through the hallway in my building and these two young women, probably both around 20 years old, were yelling at each other. One young woman was African American, the other was Indian.

"I don't like you! I don't like you!" one of them was saying.

The other said, "That's fine. I don't like you."

The first responded, "Listen, I don't like you. I DO NOT have to respect…

If I wasn't diabetic...just for a day.

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 5:18am 8 Comments

I often think about what it would be like to not have Type 1 diabetes just for one day. Honestly, I know I'm supposed to say I'd run around drinking soda and eating sour patch kids all day, but I think I'd just spend all day thinking about my blood sugar!

It would be so hard to believe and trust that my body really was regulating itself. To wake up in the morning and not need to check my blood sugar before taking my dog for a long walk? To eat breakfast and…

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At 3:52pm on December 10, 2012, jeffojeda said…

Thanks for accepting my friend request Ginger. Hope this finds you well and your numbers are good.:)

At 4:24pm on December 25, 2011, Linda G said…

Wishing you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS ♥

At 10:14pm on June 21, 2011, Kasi said…
Hey Ginger :)
At 2:18pm on March 16, 2011, Emma said…
Hey, thanks for the add : ) Your video's are really inspiring, so thank you for making/uploading them. You also have very pretty eyes! Emma.
At 5:44pm on February 3, 2011, SuFu, Ph.D. said…
Hey, hope your back is getting better and you can get back to the iron soon!
At 3:52pm on January 18, 2011, Dude said…
Loved your Video "Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes" you did an AMAZING job on it! Everyone should watch it.
At 9:16am on January 11, 2011, brandi said…
I must say, I've not met very many people like you. Most people I know would be having an all out war over the video. It's pretty cool to find someone who can clearly see the danger of fighting fire with fire.
At 8:32pm on January 10, 2011, Karen said…
You are welcome, any form of D is a total frustration.

I admire your optimism and strength.
At 8:13pm on January 10, 2011, brandi said…
Hey Ginger!
So on your video, you totally could have turned it into a huge fight, but you never did. I admire you for that. Its really an amazing thing. :)
At 7:06pm on January 10, 2011, Linda G said…
I don't have the equipment needed with which to make a video, unfortunately!



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