Reviewed by Amy Hess-Fischl MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE

Certified Diabetes Educator and Transitional Program Coordinator
Kovler Diabetes Center
Chicago, IL

About Reviewed by Amy Hess-Fischl MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE

Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE is a program coordinator for the Teen and Adolescent Diabetes Transition Program at the University of Chicago’s Kovler Diabetes Center. She is also a certified diabetes educator, nutrition specialist, and certified insulin pump trainer.

Her professional activities include writing CE test items for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, reviewing submissions for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, and participating on the advisory boards of Nature’s Way, Dreamfields Pasta, and Jolly Time Popcorn.

She completed her undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. While earning her Master of Science degree from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI, she researched the effect evening snacks have on blood sugars of patients with type 1 diabetes.

Articles Reviewed by Reviewed by Amy Hess-Fischl MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE

Skipping Breakfast: Bad Idea for People With Type 2 Diabetes
10/12/2015 - Breakfast, often called the most important meal of the day, may be especially crucial if you have type 2 diabetes, suggests new research published in October in Diabetes Cares.
NPH Insulin: Mixing Is Critical for Best Results
09/29/2015 - Surprising results from a new study involving patients on insulin known as NPH (Humulin N, Novolin N) compared the effects of mixing or not mixing the insulin to the insulin concentrations in the blood following an injection.
Can a Vegan Diet Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Pain?
06/19/2015 - The combination of a low-fat and vegan diet can reduce nerve pain in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research published in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes.
SGLT2 Inhibitors and Diabetic Ketoacidosis: What's Behind the FDA Warning
05/29/2015 - People with diabetes who take blood sugar-lowering drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors were recently warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they should watch for signs of a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis.
Does Wine Help or Harm People with Diabetes?
05/26/2015 - Preliminary results of a new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Prague, found that adults with diabetes may be able to safely drink in moderation and reap the heart benefits.

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