Amy Shults RDN, CDN, CDE
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator

October 29, 2019

As a dietitian, I get a lot of questions from friends, family and acquaintances about nutrition. Many of the questions seem pretty straight forward, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the answers are simple at all! My answer normally begins with “well it depends” or “ma...

October 8, 2019

Type 1 Diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases cause the immune system to overreact, and in response to a trigger, will attack the body’s own tissues. In Type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the beta cells in t...

September 24, 2019

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a disorder that affects somewhere between 6-13% of women. It is a hormonal disorder in which male hormones are out of whack. Previously considered strictly a reproductive disorder, we now understand that PCOS affects a lot more th...

September 10, 2019

Last month, WW (previously known as Weight Watchers) launched the app "Kurbo by WW", which created quite the internet discussion. I have some strong opinions about it and wanted to discuss.

What is Kurbo by WW?

Kurbo is a dieting app designed for children betwe...

August 27, 2019

Everyone knows that we should be eating more vegetables, and the food market has really capitalized on this in the past several years. At the grocery store you will now find veggie chips, veggie straws, veggie crisps and veggie pasta.

While some of these veggie products...

August 13, 2019

Premixed insulin is a product that contains two different kinds of insulin, basal and bolus, all in one injection. It comes premixed and ready to go in either a vial or insulin pen. This means that all of your insulin needs will be met with just one product. Some peopl...

July 30, 2019

I’ll preface this post by saying that my first job as a dietitian was at WIC. It was a great experience! I learned so much about breastfeeding, pregnancy and how to feed an infant. I loved helping families both financially and through education and support. Seeing cute...

July 9, 2019

A gastroenterologist, or GI doctor for short, is a physician that specializes in the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, bowels, pancreas, liver and gallbladder. They can help with a wide variety of issues like ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, live...

June 25, 2019

In my office, when I ask people about their bowel habits, they’re often shy about it and ready to move on to the next topic. Understandably so! However, once the poop conversation starts, there’s no stopping it! People want to know what’s normal, what’s not normal as w...

June 11, 2019

Pregnancy hormones can make your body do weird things! Unfortunately, for some women, these hormone changes can lead to gestational diabetes. According to the CDC, gestational diabetes affects about 9% of pregnancies.

Gestational diabetes literally means diabetes during...

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Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only. It should not be a substitute for individual advice from a health care professional. Talk with your physician, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and/or Certified Diabetes Educator about what is best for you and your health.

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