Articles by Amy Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Amy Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CDE (87 Articles)

Amy Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CDE is an experienced health, nutrition and diabetes educator and communicator with more than 25 years of experience within the healthcare sector. Amy has extensive expertise in editing and writing for patients, consumers and healthcare professionals; public speaking, teaching and group facilitation; project and account management; and content and curriculum development.

 

She is currently the Director for Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures LLC, a Health Professional Advisor at the Egg Nutrition Center, and a blogger/Writer for Madavor Media.

Healthy Foods That Can Hit Back Hard

August 15, 2017

If you’re on a mission to eat “clean,” or simply trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods, you deserve a round of applause! A diet packed with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and lean proteins can work wonders for your health, and fight off a host of chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. But there’s a (somewhat) darker side to eating all of those nutritious foods. Don’t stop eating them, but make sure you choose and prepare your foods in a safe way. Check out the foods below and learn how you can safely fit them into your eating plan. [...]

Low GI Summertime Fruits

July 3, 2017

Summer is here, along with all those sweet and juicy summer fruits at your local grocery store or farmers’ market. But what about the sugar in fruit? Won’t that cause your blood sugars to go too high? It doesn’t have to, if you choose lower glycemic index fruits. [...]

Seven Steps to Boost Heart Health

February 13, 2017

If you have diabetes, it’s important to take good care of your heart and blood vessels. According to the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults who don’t have diabetes. Don’t be part of this statistic! Take charge of your heart health with these simple steps. [...]

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, 2017: What’s New?

January 18, 2017

Every January, the American Diabetes Associations issues its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. These are guidelines that help your healthcare team provide you with the best diabetes care, and help you better manage your own diabetes. What’s new or different for 2017?  Let’s take a look. [...]

Staying on Track over the Holidays with Diabetes

December 19, 2016

Family dinners. Office parties. Cookie swaps. Homemade pies and cakes. How is it possible to survive the holidays? Managing your blood sugars and your weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can seem like an overwhelming challenge –you might feel like throwing up your hands and pouring [...]

Checking Your Blood Sugar: How the OneTouch Verio Flex Meter Can Help

November 9, 2016

Checking Your Blood Sugar: How the OneTouch Verio Flex Meter Can Help Your diabetes self-management plan should include monitoring your blood glucose (sugar). If you’re not monitoring your blood sugars, or if you’re not sure how to make sense of your readings, here’s how blood glucose [...]

Calcium: Are You Getting Enough?

October 25, 2016

Calcium is necessary for strong bones, but it also plays other important roles in the body. To be sure you’re getting enough of this vital nutrient, here are the best food sources, and the amount you should eat, to achieve and maintain good health. Are you getting enough of it? [...]

Blood Fats: Taming Your Triglycerides

October 16, 2016

Your health care provider has probably talked to you about your cholesterol level, and if it’s high, there are many ways to help bring it down. Has he or she also talked with you about your triglyceride level? If so, you might be wondering exactly what this is. [...]

Time for Turmeric!

September 19, 2016

One of the healthiest spices around is turmeric. If this golden spice isn’t in your cupboard yet, make sure to add it to your shopping list. Not only does turmeric lend color and flavor to curries, stews and rice dishes, it provides a number of health benefits that you won’t want to miss! [...]

Cinnamon for Managing Blood Glucose?

August 17, 2016

Cinnamon is a delicious and fragrant spice, commonly used in baking pies, muffins and delicious sweet treats like cinnamon rolls. However, did you know that cinnamon may also have health benefits? [...]

Alcohol and Your Diabetes

July 19, 2016

  Summertime is here, and icy cold beer, frosty cocktails and chilled wine are very tempting refreshers. But should you drink alcohol if you have diabetes? And if it’s okay, how much and what type is best? Read on to learn how to safely include adult beverages in a healthy lifestyle. First [...]

Salt Sense: Which Type is Best to Use?

May 24, 2016

Our recommended daily intake of salt is one teaspoon, or less than 2300 milligrams (mg) of sodium. This comes from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. But most people eat much more than 2300 mg. In fact, the average intake is more than 3400 mg per day. Too much sodium raises the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. [...]

Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough?

May 7, 2016

Vitamin D has become very popular. Reports in the media claim that vitamin D can help with many conditions, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis and asthma. Yet studies have yet to prove these claims. The reality, however, is that many people don’t get enough vitamin D and might be deficient. [...]

Powerful Potassium

April 29, 2016

Potassium is an important nutrient that most Americans don’t get enough of on a daily basis. In fact, because most people don’t get enough potassium, it is considered a “nutrient of public health concern.” So learn more about this important nutrient and how you can make sure you get enough [...]

Getting a Handle on your Hunger

April 19, 2016

If you’re always feeling hungry, you’re not alone. And there are a lot of reasons why. To understand these reasons, it’s important to learn what hunger is and how it’s different from appetite. What is hunger? Hunger is the actual physical need for food. It’s usually accompanied by [...]
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