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Sheri Colberg Part 1, Exercise and Being Active with Diabetes

In part 1 of this Exclusive Interview, Sheri Colberg talks with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the ADA meeting in San Diego, California about the recent exercise position statement presented at ADA.

Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM is Professor Emerita of Exercise Science at Old Dominion University in Virginia and a member of the Diabetes in Control Advisory Board.

Transcript of this video segment:

Steve Freed — This is Steve Freed with Diabetes in Control and we’re here at the American Diabetes Association 77th scientific sessions 2017. We are here to present you some really exciting interviews with some of the top endos from all across the world. And with us we have a special guest who actually sits on our Board of Advisors, Sheri Colberg PhD, FACSM. Just give us a brief description of what you do.

Sheri Colberg — Well, I’ve been doing research and writing in the realm of physical activity and exercise for many years now. In fact, I’m sure you have prior videos of me talking about being physically active, so I am Professor Emerita of Exercise Science from Old Dominion University, so I’m doing everything I was doing before, just not teaching classes. So, I’m still doing consulting and lecturing and writing. I just completed another book for the American Diabetes Association that will be coming out in January on exercise and being active with diabetes.

Steve Freed – What’s the title?

Sheri Colberg — They have a publishing agreement with Wiley who does the “For Dummies” books. So it’s actually called Diabetes and Keeping Fit for Dummies.

Steve Freed – So let’ start off with what’s new in exercise physical activity and diabetes. I think everybody knows physical activity is good for diabetes.

Sheri Colberg — Well, part of the reason I’m at the meeting this year is to talk about a position statement that came out at the end of last year in November 2016, and when we did this position statement, we went back and reviewed what was the latest research that had been done pretty much since the last position statement, so in the last 5 or 6 years. And I think, you’re right. We all know exercise is good for us. We know what we should be doing for the most part. There are just for the few little changes and the main thing I think is a greater emphasis on not just doing structured exercise, although that is important, but also what we do in an unstructured way during the day. So, kind of unplanned. Certainly just moving around more all day, but even more importantly than that is probably just breaking up sitting time. There’s a whole bunch of research that’s come out in the last 5 years or so that’s looked specifically at what happens to your metabolism when you don’t sit for long periods of time and it’s all good to get up and move around probably every 30 minutes.

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