Sheri Colberg-Ochs — Exercise and Diabetes
Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, is an exercise physiologist, author, researcher, and professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University and an adjunct professor of internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, both located in Norfolk, Virginia. Having earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, Master's from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, she specializes in research in diabetes and exercise. She continues to conduct extensive clinical research in diabetes and exercise with funding from the American Diabetes Association, National Institutes of Health, and others.
To date, she has authored 10 books (The Diabetic Athlete, 2001; Diabetes-Free Kids, 2005; The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, 2006; 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes, 2007; The Science of Staying Young, 2007; Matt Hoover's Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight, 2008; Diabetic Athlete's Handbook, 2009; Diabetes? No Problema! 2009; Exercise and Diabetes: A Clinician's Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity, 2013; and The Diabetes Breakthrough, 2014). A prolific writer, she has also authored more than 275 research and educational articles on exercise and diabetes and 16 book chapters.
Information about her books and articles can be accessed on her web site, www.SheriColberg.com. She also founded Diabetes Motion in Fall 2014 to provide information for anyone with diabetes who wants to exercise safely and effectively (www.diabetesmotion.com). In addition, she is the executive director of the Lifelong Exercise Institute (www.lifelongexercise.com), which provides programs and information for anyone who needs a little guidance in making healthy lifestyle changes.
In addition to her many credentials, including working as an exercise specialist in a diabetes treatment center, Dr. Colberg-Ochs has over 47 years of practical experience as a (type 1) diabetic exerciser. A frequent lecturer on diabetes and exercise for both professional and lay audiences, she is also a reviewer for many diabetes and exercise-related scientific journals, a member of two diabetes publications' advisory boards, a monthly contributor and advisory board member of dLife, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a professional member of and volunteer for the American Diabetes Association. ?
Reviewed by dLife staff 02/15.
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