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Sheri Colberg, PhD, on Exercise and Diabetes: A Clinician’s Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity

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:


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.

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.