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Colberg-Ochs a featured expert in USA Today insert on diabetes

Old Dominion University exercise physiologist Sheri Colberg-Ochs was featured as an expert in the March 23 USA Today insert, "Are You at Risk: Your Guide to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Management." A professor of human movement sciences in the Darden College of Education, she is a nationally known expert and author on the subject of diabetes and exercise.

The insert, published by Mediaplanet, a leading independent publisher of focused reports financed by advertisements and distributed with leading newspapers and online sites, featured a Q&A on page 14 with a panel of four experts that included Dr. Paul Edelman, professor of medicine at the University of California San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Each of the panelists was asked a different question.

Colberg-Ochs answered the question: Is it true people with diabetes can't eat certain kinds of foods? Her answer, in part, states: "A healthy diet for someone with diabetes is the same as a healthy diet for anyone else. It is low in fat, moderate in salt and sugar, with meals based on whole grain foods, lean meats, vegetables and fruit."

To access the insert, go to http://doc.mediaplanet.com/all_projects/4711.pdf.

A frequent national lecturer, Colberg-Ochs specializes in diabetes and exercise research. She is the author of more than 150 research and educational articles and eight 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: Winner of 'The Biggest Loser' TV Show" (2008); "The Diabetic Athlete's Handbook" (2008); and "Diabetes? No Problema" (2009).

At Old Dominion, she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, and nutrition for health, fitness, and sport.

This article was posted on: March 24, 2010

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