Diabetes Self-Management Blog

Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the newly revised The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin.

Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Since 1995, Amy has been Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.

Being in the “Know”: The Diabetes Numbers Game

Gentle (Food) Reminders for the Holidays

The Coconut Craze: Coconut Oil

The Coconut Craze: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Insulin: It’s a Good Thing. Really!

Weighty Matters

Glass Half Empty…or Half Full? Looking on the Bright Side

Wise Up on Water

Healthy Halloween Foods

Getting Up to Speed on New Injection Guidelines (Part 2)

Getting Up to Speed on New Injection Guidelines (Part 1)

Getting Your (Diabetes) Ducks in Order

White Foods Are Nutrition Superstars

Making Changes for the Change of Life

Got Milk? What Kind?

Seven Little-Known Steps for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Pasta: To Eat, or Not to Eat?

Listen Up: Here’s How to Lower Your LDL

What’s Your Vegetable IQ?

Weird and Wacky Ways to Win at Weight Loss

Blasted Belly Fat: What You Can Do

Blasted Belly Fat: Taking Stock

Blasted Belly Fat: Types of Fat

Protein Supplements: Hemp

Protein Supplements: Casein and Soy

Protein Supplements: Whey

Protein Supplements: Do You Need Them?

The Dreaded Weight Plateau: Tips to Get Over It

The Dreaded Weight Plateau: Why It Happens

Introducing MyPlate

What’s New in Weight-Loss Research?

Go Mediterranean and Help Your Diabetes

Healthy…or Not? Granola and Organic Cookies

Healthy…or Not? Ground Turkey and Veggie Chips

Healthy…or Not? Energy Bars

Healthy…or Not? Frozen Yogurt and Peanut Butter

Healthy…or Not? Yogurt and Salad

The Dukan Diet: Fit for a Princess?

Can’t Lose Weight? Here Are Four Reasons Why…

Pass the Pecans, Please!

Potato Chips… Betcha Can’t Eat Just One

March is… National Peanut Month

March: A Month Dedicated to Good Nutrition

Getting to Know Fiber: Citrucel and Oats

Getting to Know Fiber: Supplements

Getting to Know Fiber… Again (Part 3)

Getting to Know Fiber… Again (Part 2)

Getting to Know Fiber… Again (Part 1)

Vegetarian Diets in the Limelight… Again! (Part 2)

Vegetarian Diets in the Limelight… Again!

Eating for a Healthy Thyroid

A New Year, a New Beginning, and a New Attitude

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