Prescriptions for Exercise and Sports
About The Diabetic Athlete (2001): Have you ever had to sacrifice training or competing because of your diabetes? If you have, or
if you just never want to be put in that situation, The Diabetic Athlete is just what you've been looking for. Inside this helpful
guide you'll find detailed advice on blood sugar regulation, medication, and nutrition for 73 sports and activities.
Written by Dr. Sheri
Colberg, a diabetic athlete
with a PhD in exercise physiology,
this book draws on the experiences of hundreds of diabetic athletes
to provide the best advice for
type 1 and type 2 diabetics.
Specific insulin advice is included for NPH and lente, ultralente,
and pump users. And profiles of
elite and amateur athletes, from
golf to scuba diving, show how they cope-and thrive-in their different
No other book gives so many sport-specific
recommendations to help you safely and fully pursue the activities
you enjoy. With Dr. Colberg's advice you'll feel better than ever
while training for fitness and sport performance.
Reviews of The Diabetic Athlete:
”The Diabetic Athlete underscores the fact that exercise is
critical to the person with diabetes. The book is designed for the
active person with diabetes and the health care provider. The first
part provides a basic understanding of the diabetic athlete’s
response to exercise and sports. The second part provides suggestions
for and examples of how diabetic athletes prepare for and respond
to exercise-induced changes in blood glucose.”
Al Lewis, PhD, Former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association (DESA)
A practical and thoughtful book
that will be helpful for individuals with diabetes who want to safely
enjoy exercise. Dr. Sheri Colberg is an exercise scientist with
special expertise in diabetes.”
David E. Kelley, Former Director of Univ.
of Pittsburgh Obesity and Nutrition Research Center
Also available in Spanish, Portuguese,
and Japanese translations (2003).
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