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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.


Is Weight-Loss Surgery for You? Pros and Cons

Surgery is never anything to enter into lightly, but bariatric surgery offers hope for millions of overweight people who are unable to lose enough weight to improve their health…

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Is Weight-Loss Surgery for You?

Weight-loss surgery involves operating on the stomach and/or intestines to help people with obesity lose weight…

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Diabetes: The Good and Bad Go Hand in Hand

No doubt about it, having diabetes can be tough. But there are exercises that you can do to try and banish the blahs and start looking at the sunny side of things…

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Diabetes Dilemmas

In the spirit of National Diabetes Month, I thought I’d highlight a few common dilemmas that people often face with their diabetes…

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That Gut Feeling: How Bacteria Can Affect Your Weight

There’s been a lot of news and hype over the past few years about the gut. A word that comes up frequently in the media these days is “microbiome…”

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Hype or Healthy? Ezekiel Bread and Whey Protein

Can Ezekiel bread and whey protein fit into a diabetes a meal plan? Read my opinions on these two popular food items…

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Hype or Healthy? Chia Pudding and Bulletproof Coffee

This week, I’ll discuss chia pudding and bulletproof coffee. Are they good for us? Read my verdicts and decide if you agree or not…

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Soup Really Is Good Food

Being a native New Englander, I’m beginning to brace myself for the cold weather ahead. I admit — I’m not a big fan of frigid temperatures, sleet, or snow, but one thing I really can appreciate about the big chill is soup. Soup has a lot of good things going for it, but not all soups are created equally nutrition-wise…

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Color Me Healthy

When was the last time you gave some thought to color? Maybe you were trying to decide if that pink blouse goes with that orange skirt. There’s more to color than just decorating or assembling an outfit, however. The choice of color can affect your health and your mood…

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Whittle That Middle: A Trimmer Waistline Improves Your Health

Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association featured a rather grim article on the state of the U.S. waistline. While BMI may not be changing much, we still have a bit of a problem. Abdominal obesity and the average waist circumference in U.S. adults actually increased from 1999–2012…

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