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Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, Q2: Effect of Physical Activity on Glycemia

Jul 14, 2012

Dr. Colberg-Ochs outlines how physical activity affects glycemia, noting that, in some instances, blood sugars can increase during exercise, so this always needs to be taken into account.

More videos with Dr. Colberg-Ochs:

Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, Introduction

Q1: Is Exercise the Forgotten Tool?

Q3: Intense Aerobic and Anaerobic Treatments

Q4: Older People, Exercise and Diabetes

Q5: Frequency of Exercise

Q6: Tips to Motivate Patients to Exercise

Q7: Duration of Exercise

Q8: Blood Sugar Drop with Exercise

Q9: What Do You Want Your A1c to Be?


Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, is an author, exercise physiologist, and professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University and 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 specializes in research on diabetes and exercise and continues to conduct extensive clinical research specifically in Type 2 diabetes and exercise with funding from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), NIH, and others. She has authored eight books, along with more than 175 research and educational articles on physical activity, diabetes, healthy lifestyles, and aging. More information is available about Dr. Colberg-Ochs at

Diabetes In Control is honored to have Dr. Colberg-Ochs as a member of our Advisory Board and frequent contributor to our newsletter. You can find her articles here.