Dr. Sheri Colberg gives us a brief introduction to herself and tells us about her recent book, Exercise and Diabetes: A Clinician’s Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity. This new book covers the recommended physical activities that can and should be prescribed to all individuals with any type of diabetes, along with precautions related to medication use and diabetes-related health complications. The medications used to treat diabetes should augment lifestyle improvements, such as increased daily physical activity, rather than replace those lifestyle changes. Exercise and Diabetes provides a comprehensive view on the topic, with up-to-date and easy-to-prescribe exercise and physical activity recommendations and relevant case studies that illuminate the challenges of prescribing physical activity.
More videos in this series with Dr. Colberg:
- How can clinicians verify that patients are exercising as prescribed?
- Recommended apps
- Why keeping muscle mass is important for people with diabetes
- What should people drink during exercise?
- During intense exercise, how much carbohydrate should be consumed?
- For women with gestational diabetes, what is the best amount of exercise?
- How do exercise guidelines differ for people with type 1 and 2 diabetes?
- How can clinicians respond to patient excuses for not exercising?
- Are there any popular exercise programs that stand out?
- High-intensity exercise: good or bad?
- How do you keep up your physical activity during conferences?
Note: Dr. Colberg has also co-authored the newly released, The Diabetes Breakthrough: A Scientifically Proven Plan to Lose Weight and Cut Medications, with Dr. Osama Hamdy of Harvard Medical School. This book, geared towards diabetes patients, is based on the Joslin Diabetes Center’s successful and proven “Why WAIT” program. We originally confused the book focused on in the above interview with The Diabetes Breakthrough.
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.