Dr. Colberg gives us some tips on how to validate whether patients are exercising and how much. She cautions against changes in body weight as evidence of exercise: muscle mass will actually weigh more. The “clothes test” is a better option as well as checking for other physical signs such …Read More »
Dr. Colberg talks about some of the smartphone apps she would recommend to patients to help them improve the fitness. Myfitnesspal allows patients to track diet and exercise and share their results with friends. But whether an app will work for an individual depends on each person. First, though, she …Read More »
Dr. Colberg talks about anaerobic exercise vs aerobic, and what the best ratio is. She says that there are a number of studies on this subject and that, in her new book, she updates some of the conventional wisdom on this topic. She says that resistance training very important in particular …Read More »
Dr. Colberg answers the important question of what to drink while exercising, noting that many sugar-sweetened beverages have much more calories than patients would ever need. For most activities, in fact, plain water is just fine. For type 1’s needing to avoid hypoglycemia, something with sugar might be appropriate but …Read More »
Sheri Colberg, PhD, ADA 2013, Q5: During intense exercise, how much carbohydrate should be consumed?
Dr. Colberg discusses managing blood sugars during exercise and when it might be necessary to hydrate or consume cards to enhance performance. She talks about some studies but mentions that most people consume more carbs than they need to during exercise. More videos in this series with Dr. Colberg: Sheri …Read More »
Sheri Colberg, PhD, ADA 2013, Q6: For women with gestational diabetes, what is the best amount of exercise?
For those patients who are obese, overweight, or who have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), Dr. Colberg recomends starting out as if sedentary. Patients should start on the low side and progress from there. If they have been a little more active, they could try something strenuous but she cautions against …Read More »
Sheri Colberg, PhD, ADA 2013, Q7: How do exercise guidelines differ for people with type 1 and 2 diabetes?
Dr. Colberg goes over the exercise guidelines for patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes and outlines the differences. She explains that type 1 diabetes patients especially need to be more conscious of hypoglycemia risk during and after aerobic exercise while type 2’s should also be aware of this but …Read More »
Dr. Colberg focuses in on some of the excuses patients come up with on why they can’t exercise. However, she says that in almost every case, there are ways to get around the sometimes serious obstacles patients face. There are non-weight bearing activities that are pool-based for example. Physical activity …Read More »
Dr. Colberg talks about popular exercise programs and how people will start and stop them, and that they are not always effective. She says that the best exercise program is the one that the patient will actually do. It’s important to recommend something that’s fun, not too intense not likely …Read More »
Several studies indicate that high intensity exercise over short periods of time may be better than low intensity exercise over a longer period of time. Dr. Colberg talks about these studies and comments that people who have serious CV disease should also consult their physicians on this. And she says …Read More »