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Exercising on Insulin - Staying in Balance

Date: Thursday, September 19th

Time: 11am-12pm CST

Speaker: Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM

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Dr. Colberg is an author, exercise physiologist, and professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, as well as an adjunct professor of internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  She specializes in research on diabetes and exercise, a topic in which she is considered to be a world-renowned expert. She has authored 10 books, 11 book chapters, and over 250 articles, including a recently published professional book for clinicians titled Exercise and Diabetes: A Clinician’s Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity and a chapter on type 1 diabetes and exercise for the ADA/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook. She also has over four decades' worth of practical experience as a (type 1) diabetic exerciser.

Credits: 1 CEU, Level 2


Exercise is a key health management strategy for individuals with type 1 diabetes, but it comes with inherent risks to glycemic balance, particularly hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). This webinar will discuss the key strategies to exercise success in this population: namely optimizing athletic performance by balancing exercise blood glucose (and glycogen) use and availability and preventing and rapidly managing hypoglycemia caused by or following exercise.


1.  Better understand how and why hypoglycemia occurs with exercise in individuals with type 1 diabetes

2.   Describe strategies involving insulin reductions and/or carbohydrate intake to prevent hypoglycemia

3.    Know the risks for hypoglycemia during and following physical activity

Cost: FREE for DCE members, $40 for non-members


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Recorded Version Available Here!