Dr. Wachter oversees a team that includes endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, diabetes care and education specialists, registered dietitians and others who help patients manage their disease.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Jefferson Medical College: M.D. 2003
Media Appearances (1)
Diabetes and Healthy Eating
County Lines Magazine print
Fads abound when it comes to diet and diabetes. But by taking a simple approach and following a few basic steps, you can control your diabetes. Diabetes currently affects more than 30 million Americans. This chronic disease occurs when the body is unable to make sufficient levels of insulin—a hormone that helps our cells regulate glucose (or sugar) to use as energy. Without insulin, the sugar in a person’s bloodstream can reach dangerously high levels and cause damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves and heart. The number of people affected by diabetes is growing, so it’s worth knowing more about this disease. To start, there are two types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed during childhood. It’s treated with insulin shots and involves balancing the sugars in the food eaten with the correct amount of insulin. Type 1 diabetes is not associated with obesity. Type 2 diabetes is generally diagnosed during adulthood and comprises about 95% of all diabetes cases. Type 2 is associated with obesity. For all people with diabetes, it’s extremely important to make the right choices about what to eat, because what you eat directly affects your blood sugar levels. The good news is that by eating right and being active, people with diabetes can prevent complications of this disease. Here is some background on diabetes and eating for a healthy diet... Amy Wachter, an endocrinologist with ChristianaCare Endocrinology Specialists, is a clinical leader of Endocrinology at ChristianaCare. She is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
External Service & Affiliations (3)
- American Diabetes Association : Member
- American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists : Member
- Endocrine Society : Member