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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 starting with anything strenuous unless the patients really have been active.

More videos in this series with Dr. Colberg:

 

Sheri_ColbergSheri Colberg, 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 at www.shericolberg.com.

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