March 22 kicks off ADA’s Diabetes Alert Day, a one-day “wake-up” call asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Alert Day kicks off ADA’s “Join the Million Challenge,” which runs through April 22 with the goal of rallying ONE MILLION people to take the Diabetes Risk Test.
In honor of Diabetes Alert Day, and my Dad who lived with Type 2 diabetes, I want to introduce Ginger Vieira, a health coach, writer, and diabetes expert at www.Living-in-progress.com and author of her new book “Your Diabetes Science Experiment.” She’s lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease for 12 years. As an avid athlete, Ginger has set 15 records in drug-tested powerlifting with her best lifts being a 190 lb bench press, 265 lb squat, and a 308 lb deadlift.
I was introduced to Ginger by Loretta Jamar [@nurseloretta] because Ginger acted as a health coach to her teenage son struggling with his new diagnosis of diabetes. He found Ginger’s YouTube videos much more interesting and helpful than the typical doctor or mommy “speak”!