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Starting the New Year and Getting Rid of Type 2 Diabetes?

Sheri Colberg, PhD

By Sheri Colberg, PhD
I recently was asked about the latest research on the reversal of type 2 diabetes—both bariatric and non-bariatric solutions—and it made me wonder about the mechanisms of this possibility and what role being active may play in it. Each new year always brings a whole host of resolutions that people make focused on losing weight, getting more fit, and becoming healthier. Especially with all the COVID-related pounds I have heard about people gaining, I expect these resolutions to be out in full force at the start of 2022. But how effective will they be long-term, and is the reversal of type 2 diabetes a realistic resolution to make?

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Can Diabetes Affect Your Ability to Exercise in Hot Weather? 

By Sheri Colberg, PhD

The arrival of summer brings to mind visions of people having fun in the sun and recreating on the beach. Still, hotter weather also creates more significant risks related to dehydration and heat stress for people who are physically active outdoors. Aging by itself negatively affects the body's ability to dissipate heat in both dry and humid environments, but having diabetes further increases the risk of developing heat stress during outdoor activities, especially when hot and humid.

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Key Exercises and Training for Aging Successfully and Living Your Best Life

By Sheri Colberg, PhD
As the years have rolled by, nothing has become more apparent to me with each passing day than the fact that aging successfully requires a lot of work. When it comes to our bodies, nothing rings truer than "If you don't use it, you lose it." This is particularly true when it comes to preventing declines arising from disuse and when trying to slow down the normal impacts of aging.

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A Potential New Oral Medication for Type 1 Diabetes and How It May Affect Exercise

By Sheri Colberg, PhD
Have you heard of TTP399? Despite its completely forgettable name used in clinical trials, this potential new oral medication may have the power to lower and stabilize blood glucose in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). If approved, TTP399 (which would be given a spiffy new brand name) will be the first oral pill to treat T1D.

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How to Address Those Nagging Joint Injuries and Pain

By Sheri Colberg, PhD
In late 2017, one of my columns addressed whether you can determine if your joint issues are related to being active, normal aging, or diabetes. The answer was that you really couldn't determine the exact cause(s), but any or all of them may be contributors. Does it matter more if you know the underlying cause if you can figure out the best treatment?

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