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Sheri Colberg, PhD, ADA 2013, Q4: What should people drink during exercise?

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 it can also raise blood glucose too high. 

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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.