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On today's show, we welcome Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM.
Dr. Colberg is one of the world’s leading experts in diabetes and exercise, as well as a highly influential opinion leader on lifestyle management to control and prevent disease. She has shaped exercise and nutrition recommendations adopted by diabetes and other professional organizations, published a variety of books, lectured and consulted extensively, and conducted research studies that have shaped current health care. To date, she has authored 10 books, 16 book chapters, and over 275 articles. Her books include Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook, 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes, and The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, Exercise and Diabetes: A Clinician’s Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity (American Diabetes Association, 2013), and The Diabetes Breakthrough. In 2010, she chaired a joint position statement issued by the ADA and ACSM on exercise and type 2 diabetes. A graduate of Stanford University, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley, she is a professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) and adjunct professor of internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. With nearly five decades’ worth of experience living with type 1 diabetes (since age 4), she is an avid recreational exerciser who advocates healthy lifestyles for all.