Reclaim your Rise Podcast

117. T1D Hormones, Appetite, Insulin Sensitivity, and Weight Loss with Ginger Vieira

April 30, 2024

Today’s guest Ginger Vieira, tells us everything we need to know about the 5 hormones affected by T1D, which impact weight loss, appetite, and insulin sensitivity. We discuss each of these hormones in detail and the positive lifestyle choices we can make to work WITH our bodies instead of against them. We also candidly discuss using Ozempic for weight management in type ones. This is the stuff no one is taught at diagnosis! 

Time Stamps:  

  • (04:54) The “Sorority Terms” of cells
  • (6:40) Amalin hormone
  • (7:42) Glucagon hormone & the overproduction of glucose
  • (09:30) Weight management, hunger cues, & hormones
  • (12:00) The role of protein in your diet 
  • (12:25) Glucagon continued 
  • (12:45) Somatostatin hormone 
  • (14:28) The liver and low blood sugar
  • (16:40) Pancreatic polypeptide hormone & insulin sensitivity 
  • (22:08) Stress & basal insulin 
  • (22:30) The misunderstanding of the “dawn phenomenon”
  • (23:49) Ghrelin hormone 
  • (26:45) Why crash diets do not work with T1D
  • (27:42) Why lifestyle is crucial with T1D and caffeine’s effect 
  • (28:44) The impact of exercise + insulin sensitivity 
  • (31:13) Ozempic 
  • (35:38) The importance of working with a coach while taking GLP 1 medication

What to do now: 

  1. Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.
  2. Learn more about our 1:1 coaching programs HERE. 
  3. Find Ginger @gingervieira.t1d and get her books HERE 

Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 

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