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Dr. Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM

Dr. Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM
(Advisory Board Member) Sheri Colberg, PhD, also known as Sheri Colberg-Ochs, is an author, exercise physiologist, and professor emerita of exercise science at Old Dominion University and a former adjunct professor of internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, both in Norfolk, Virginia. Having earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, she has specialized in research on diabetes and exercise and healthy lifestyles and shaped physical activity recommendations for professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Diabetes Association, and American Association of Diabetes Educators. She has authored 11 books, along with 24 book chapters and more than 300 articles on physical activity, diabetes, healthy lifestyles, and aging. In addition to her educational website, Diabetes Motion (www.diabetesmotion.com), she is also the founder of an academy for fitness and other professionals seeking continuing education enabling them to effectively work with people with diabetes and exercise: Diabetes Motion Academy (www.dmacademy.com). These and her own website (www.shericolberg.com) offer additional information about being active with diabetes. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award.

Overuse Injuries in Diabetes

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By Sheri Colberg, PhD Anyone with diabetes is more prone to developing overuse injuries with a slower onset that can limit movement around joints. Common injuries associated with a diabetic state are shoulder adhesive capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”), carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist pain), metatarsal fractures (foot bones), and neuropathy-related joint disorders ...

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Pre-Exercise Evaluation and Assessment

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 By Sheri Colberg, PhD A safe and effective exercise program for people with diabetes minimizes the acute risks and long-term complications associated with physical activity while maximizing the benefits. As the benefits frequently outweigh the risks, regular participation in a variety of physical activities should be recommended and encouraged for ...

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