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Sheri Colberg-Ochs, associate professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University, will discuss her new book about living well with diabetes on CNN Radio, and will be featured in a USA Today story on Thursday, Nov. 15, in conjunction with National Diabetes Month. An article also appeared in US News & World Report on Wed.

The book, "50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes," profiles people who have been living with diabetes for many years. They offer advice about how others who are living with the disease can also live long, healthy lives.

Colberg-Ochs has been interviewed on 20 radio shows across the country about her book and will be a guest on "Hearsay," a call-in talk show that airs on WHRV-FM, 89.5 in Norfolk. Her interview can be heard at noon Thursday, Nov. 15.

According to the author, "50 Secrets" is the first book to feature many of the longest living people with diabetes. The book highlights Gladys Dull, who has been living with diabetes since 1924, and Bob and Gerald Cleveland, brothers who have been living with the disease for 75 years. It also includes a profile of James W. Quander, the longest living black American with diabetes, who has been living with the disease more than 80 years.

Colberg-Ochs is the author several books: "The Diabetic Athlete," "Diabetes Free Kids" and "The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan." She has another book coming out this month, titled "The Science of Staying Young."

This article was posted on: November 14, 2007

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