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Author of Books Exercise Diabetes | Dr. Sheri Colberg-Ochs

50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People with Diabetes

Lectures and Speaking

Dr. Sheri is a frequent lecturer on topics related to exercise, physical fitness, diabetes, exercise and nutrition, how to become a "fit diabetic," control of type 1 and control and prevention of type 2 diabetes with physical activity and other lifestyle changes, diabetic athletes, weight loss and maintenance, and successful aging.

Her primary goal is to educate people on how to live long and healthy lives--with or without diabetes. She also is a strong advocate for successful aging and living well for a lifetime without serious physical limitations or preventable illnesses.

She is available upon request (and subject to her availability) for local, national, or international lectures and other appearances. Please use her contact page to place your speaking requests.


Upcoming/Scheduled Lectures

“Practial Approaches to Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes,” Invited Lecture in "Breaking Discoveries in the Science of Exercise and Diabetes: Information to Shape Your Practice and Guide Your Behaviours" Symposium, Canadian Diabetes Association Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 25, 2014

“Going the Extra Mile: Physical Activity and Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, Annual Sentara Diabetes Symposium, Smithfield, VA, November 19, 2014

“Exercise, Nutrition, and Diabetes Management,” Invited Lecture, Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA, April 13, 2015

“Too High, Too Low, or Just Right: Staying Active with Type 1 Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, The 4th Annual Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre Continuing Health Education Day, “State of the Art Management of the Adult with Type 1 Diabetes,” Ajax, Ontario, May 8, 2015

Previous Lectures 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998

“Lifestyle Modifications: A Focus on Exercise,” Invited Lecture, American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, August 6, 2014

“How to Prevent Exercise-Related Blood Glucose Lows,” Invited Lecture, Diabetes ONETALK Forum, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute/CenCal Health, Santa Barbara, CA, July 15, 2014

“Exercise Prescription for Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, June 27, 2014

“Diabetes Physiology: Achieving Peak Performance,” Invited Lecture in highlighted clinical symposium titled “Diabetic Athletes in 2014: Off the Sideline and into the Game,” American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 29, 2014

“Exercise Prescription for Diabetes: Case Studies,” Clinical Colloquium, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 29, 2014

“Exercise Prescription for Diabetes: Case Studies,” Invited Lecture, "Internal Medicine Grand Rounds," Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 8:00 AM, April 23, 2014

“Exercise Prescription for Diabetes: Case Studies,” Invited Lecture, "Endocrine Grand Rounds," Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 12:00 PM, April 23, 2014

“Prescribing Exercise,” Invited Lecture, American Diabetes Association Advanced Postgraduate Course, San Francisco, CA, February 8, 2014

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“Prescribing Exercise for Persons with Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, Annual Alaska Native Diabetes Program, Anchorage, AK, December 6, 2013

“Tips for Keeping Diabetes at Bay (and Under Control),” Invited Seminar, Fitness 24-7 Open House, Virginia Beach, VA, October 5, 2013

“Exercising on Insulin: Staying in Balance,” Invited Webinar Lecture for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Diabetes Care and Education practice group), September 26, 2013

“How to Prevent Exercise-Related Blood Glucose Lows,” Invited Lecture in “New Frontiers in Diabetes and Sport,” Insulin Dependence (IN) 14st Annual North American Conference on Diabetes and Exercise, San Diego, CA, August 17, 2013

“Exercise and Diabetes,” Invited Moderator and Presenter, Type 1 Diabetes Forum, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, August 7, 2013

“Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes: Physiological Concerns,” Invited Lecture in clinical colloquium titled “Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes,” American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 30, 2013

“Diabetes,” Invited Lecture in special event symposium titled “Focus on Physical Activity for Special Populations: Risk Factors, Race, and Region,” American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 29, 2013

“Get Your patients on the Move to Better Health,” Invited Webinar Lecture for “The Guideline Advantage,” a collaborative educational series for health care providers created and produced by the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and American Cancer Society, May 9, 2013

“Prescribing Exercise: Case Studies,” Invited Presentation for "Meet the Expert" Session, American Diabetes Association Advanced Postgraduate Course, New York, NY, February 23, 2013

2012
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“Get Active with Diabetes,” Invited Presentation, Sentara Leigh Hospital Diabetes Support Group, Virginia Beach, VA, November 27, 2012

“Exercise, Nutrition, and Diabetes Management,” Invited Dinner Presentation, Tidewater Dietetic Association, Norfolk, VA, November 15, 2012

“All about Physical Activity,” Stop Diabetes@Work Lunch and Learn Webinar Series, American Diabetes Association, July 31, 2012

“Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, Exercise Interest Group, American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA, June 9, 2012

“Exercise and Diabetes—The Forgotten Tool,” Invited Lecture in symposium titled “Sedentary Behavior/Physical Inactivity—Implications for Diabetes,” American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA, June 8, 2012

“The Lowdown on Exercise-Related Blood Sugar Lows,” Invited Presentation, Seattle American Diabetes Association Expo, Seattle, WA, April 21, 2012

“Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes,” Invited Presentation, Seattle American Diabetes Association Expo, Seattle, WA, April 21, 2012

2011
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“Diabetes, Exercise, and Kids: How to Prevent and Manage Blood Sugar Lows,” Invited Lecture, “Diabetes in Puerto Rican Children and Adolescents: Emerging Epidemic” Conference at the Universidad del Este, Carolina, Puerto Rica, November 4, 2011

“Roundtable Discussion: An Integrative Approach to Diabetes,” Invited Roundtable participant, Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine (www.naturalstandard.com), November 1, 2011

“The Best Diabetes ‘Drug’: Physical Activity,” Invited Lecture, 12th Annual Diabetes Symposium, Corbin, KY, October 7, 2011

“Physical Activity: The Best Diabetes Medicine,” Invited Lecture, Target Meeting’s 1st World Cardiovascular, Diabetes, and Obesity Online Conference, September 22, 2011

2010
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“Physical and Mental Activity to Control Diabetes and Slow Aging,” Invited Lecture, EVMS “Turning the Tide on Diabetes” Conference, Virginia Beach, VA, September 11, 2010

“Clinical Care of Type 1 Diabetic Athlete,” Invited Lecture in symposium titled, "Type 1 Diabetes and the Athlete," American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 5, 2010

“The Secrets of Living Long and Well with Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, Weekend for Women Conference 2010, Diabetic Sisters, Raleigh, NC, May 23, 2010

“Use It or Lose It!,” Physical Activities for Everyone Hands-On Session Leader, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Conference & Health Fair, Raleigh, NC, May 22, 2010

“Nutritional Concerns for the Athlete and Recreational Exerciser,” Invited Lecture for Skills Workshop titled "Exercise-Metabolic Effects, Performance, and Credentials," Virginia Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach, VA, April 11, 2010

2009
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“Insulin Use and Exercise,” Invited Lecture, Capital Association of Diabetes Educators, Arlington, VA, October 13, 2009

“Safe and Effective Diabetes Management with Exercise,” Invited Lecture, “Endocrine Rounds,” Strelitz Diabetes Center at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, August 5, 2009

“Diabetes, Exercise, and Kids: How to Prevent and Manage Blood Sugar Lows,” Invited Lecture, Camp Wanna Cure, Richmond, VA, July 21, 2009

“Healthy Eating and Exercise to Manage Type 2 Diabetes,” Vacation Bible School Class, Larchmont United Methodist Church, Norfolk, VA, June 29, 2009

“Diabetes and Aging: Effects of Exercise,” Discussion Co-Moderator, Exercise Interest Group, American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA, June 6, 2009

“Effects of Exercise on Insulin Resistance,” Invited Lecture, "Exercise as Medicine," American Diabetes Association 69th Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA, June 5, 2009

“Importance of Physical Activity for the Vascular Amputee with Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, "Maximizing Function for Amputees: A Collaborative Approach," Eastern Virginia Medical School (in collaboration with Old Dominion University and the VA Medical Center), Norfolk, VA, May 2, 2009

“Writers' Workshop,” Invited Instructor for Harvard Medical School course, "Publishing Books, Memoirs, and Other Creative Non Fiction," Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, March 26, 2009

“Basics of Healthy Living: Nutrition and Fitness,” Invited Presentation, 4th Grad Assembly, Kingston Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA, March 10, 2009

2008
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“Using Physical Activity to Help Manage Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, Diabetes Nutrition and Fitness Seminar at Fitness 24/7, Virginia Beach, VA, November 15, 2008

“The Secrets of Living Long and Well with Diabetes or Preventing It,” Invited Lecture, Williamsburg Landing Retirement Community Fitness Lecture Series, Williamsburg, VA, November 17, 2008

“Jump Start Your Client's Exercise Weight Loss Program,” Invited Lecture, Club Industry 2008 Conference and Expo," Chicago, IL, October 18, 2008

“Exercise in Diabetes and Obesity,” Invited Lecture, Club Industry 2008 Conference and Expo," Chicago, IL, October 17, 2008

“The Secrets of Living Long and Well with Diabetes or Preventing It,” Keynote Speaker, Soldiers Memorial Hospital, 10th Annual Health Professionals Day, Orillia, Ontario (Canada), September 26, 2008

“Using Physical Activity to Help Manage Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, Northeast Georgia Diabetes 101 Conference (sponsored by the Am. Diabetes Assoc.), Gainesville, GA, September 13, 2008

“Importance of Exercise in Diabetes and Obesity,” Webinar Lecture, Clinical Exercise Physiology Association, August 19, 2008

“Exercise in Diabetes and Obesity,” Invited Lecture, Kaiser-Permanente Symposium on "Exercise in Health and Disease," Laguna Hills, CA, July 25, 2008

“Secrets of Living Long and Well with Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association North American Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario (Canada), July 19, 2008

“Exercise, Aging, and Diabetes: The Importance of Exercise for Insulin Action,” Max K. Horwitt Memorial Lecture Distinguished Lectureship, 19th Annual Saint Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute, St. Louis, MO, June 3, 2008

“The Secrets of Living Long and Well with Diabetes or Preventing It,” Invited Speaker, Westminster-Canterbury Health and Fitness Day, Virginia Beach, VA, May 29, 2008

“Fitness Matters: Importance of Physical Activity in Preventing Diabetes,” Guest Speaker, London Bridge Baptist Church Temple Maintenance Class, Virginia Beach, VA, May 14, 2008

“The Secrets of Living Long and Well with Diabetes or Preventing It,” Keynote Speaker, Canadian Diabetes Association Annual "Live Smart Diabetes Expo," Vancouver, B.C. (Canada), April 19, 2008

Physical Activity in Diabetes Prevention and Control," Invited Video-Streamed Lecture Presenter, Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), Washington, D.C., March 10, 2008

“Prevention and Control of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth,” Invited Presenter, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA, February 26, 2008

“Exercise, Insulin Action, and Diabetes Prevention and Control,” Invited Presenter, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA, January 22, 2008

“Diabetes and the Older Man,” Invited Presenter, SE Virginia Chapter of Prime Timers Worldwide, Norfolk, VA, January 20, 2008

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“Physical Activity as a Key Part of Diabetes Management,” Keynote Speaker, Eastern Shore (of Virginia) Diabetes Coalition, Belle Haven, VA, November 7, 2007

“Exercise and Intensive Diabetes Therapy,” Invited Lecture, Central Virginia Association of Diabetes Educators, Richmond, VA, October 30, 2007

“Exercise and Intensive Diabetes Therapy,” Invited Lecture, Alaska Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Sitka, AK, July 20, 2007

“Exercise and Insulin Action: Why Physical Activity Matters in Diabetes Prevention and Control,” Keynote Address, Alaska Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Sitka, AK, July 18, 2007

The Latest Research in Type 1 Diabetes: Exercise, Medications, and More,” Invited Lecture, Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association (DESA) North Amercian Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, June 29, 2006

Exercise and Insulin Action: Why Physical Activity is Essential to Diabetes Prevention and Control," Invited Keynote Lectures, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition (11th Annual), Dallas, TX, March 22 and 23, 2007

Exercise and Insulin Action: Why Physical Activity is Essential to Diabetes Prevention and Control," Invited Telepresenter, Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), Teleconference 2:00-3:30 PM EST, March 15, 2007

2006
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Physical Activity and Obesity and Diabetes Prevention,” Presentation, Legacy Health Lifestyle Association meeting at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, December 9, 2006

Living Well and Being Fit with Diabetes, No Matter Your Weight” Library Lecture Series, The Strelitz Diabetes Institutes, Virginia Beach Central Public Library, November 15, 2006

Healthy Eating Choices and Lifestyle Modifications” American Diabetes Association (Local) "Diabetes Care Day," Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church, Norfolk, VA, November 11, 2006

Living Well and Being Fit with Diabetes, No Matter Your Weight,” Invited Lecture, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Conference & Health Fair, Virginia Beach, VA, October 28, 2006

How to Jump-Start Your Exercise/Weight Loss Program,” Invited Presentation, Sentara Hospital Virginia Beach Annual “SugarFest” Diabetes Health Conference, Virginia Beach, VA, October 14, 2006

Exercise and Intensive Diabetes Therapy,” Invited Lecture, State of Wyoming Diabetes Conference, Cheyenne, WY, September 14, 2006

Exercise and Busy Kids: Preventing and Managing Hypos,” Invited Lecture, Children with Diabetes national annual “Friends for Life” conference, Orlando, FL, July 21, 2006

"Exercise Effects on Skin Perfusion in Type 2 Diabetes," Invited Presentation, Supreme Assembly of the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, Richmond, VA, June 25, 2006

Exercise and Insulin Action: Why Physical Activity Is Essential,” Invited Lecture, Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association (DESA) Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, May 19, 2006

Nutritional Considerations for the Diabetic Strength and Endurance Athlete,” Invited Lecture, Joint International Society of Sport Nutrition (ISSN)-Old Dominion University Conference, "Nutrition for Strength and Endurance Athletes," Virginia Beach, VA, March 31, 2006

2005 <return to top>

Children with Type 2 Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, ADA 53rd Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course, San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2006

Prevention and Control of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth,” Invited Lecture, “Diabetes Seminars,” Strelitz Diabetes Institutes at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, October 19, 2005

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth,” Invited Symposium Lecture, American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 11, 2005

Exercise Management of the Diabetic Athlete,” Invited Lecture, Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association (DESA) Annual Conference, West Chester, PA, May 13, 2005

Why 'Exercise' Is Not a Bad Word,” Library Lecture Series, The Strelitz Diabetes Institutes, Virginia Beach Central Public Library, Feb. 15, 2005

2004 <return to top>

Using Exercise to Prevent and Control Diabetes,” Invited Lecture, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center “Diabetes Update Conference, November 15, 2004

Sports, Exercise, and Diabetes Management,” Diabetic Youth Foundation Diabetes Camp, Guest lecturer, Livermore, CA, November 6, 2004

Exercise’s Role in Diabetes Prevention and Treatment,” Invited Lecture, Northland Regional ACSM (NACSM) Annual Meeting, October 15, 2004

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"Diabetes and Exercise Effects on Vascular Function," Invited lecture, Diabetes & Exercise Sports Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Dec. 5, 2003

"Exercise's Effects on Control and Prevention of Diabetes," Invited lecture, Diabetes Partnership of the Virginia Peninsula, 3rd Annual Diabetes Symposium, "Reclaiming our Patients' Future: Metabolic Syndrome," Smithfield, VA, Nov. 12, 2003

Vascular Dysfunction with Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes,” Mini-Symposium lecture, ACSM National Annual Meeting, May 31, 2003

Control and Prevention of Diabetes with Exercise,” Invited tutorial lecture, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit (7th Annual), Reno, NV, April 11, 2003

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Obesity, Exercise, and Diabetes Prevention,” Invited lecture, “Diabetes Today” (6th Annual program), New Hampshire Association of Diabetes Educators (NHADE) and New Hampshire Public Health Department, September 18, 2002

Exercising Safely and Effectively with Diabetes,” Regional American Diabetes Association sponsored Diabetes Care Day for patients and their families, Hampton, VA, May 18, 2002

Diabetes and Sports Participation,” Diabetes Support Group for Kids and Families, sponsored by the Virginia Beach Nurses’ Group, April 22, 2002

Exercise Benefits and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes,” Exxon Mobile Annuitant Club of Tidewater, Dam Neck Naval Base, March 6, 2002

Exercise and Intensive Diabetes Therapy,” Invited lecture, Eastern Virginia Association of Diabetes Educators (EVADE), Norfolk, VA, February 7, 2002

Exercise and Diabetes Control: A Winning Combination,” Tutorial Lecture, Southeast Regional ACSM (SEACSM) Annual Meeting, February 2, 2002

Exercising with Diabetes: Is It Good for You?” WTKR’s Health & Fitness Expo, The Scope, Norfolk, VA, January 19, 2002

2001 <return to top>

Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes,” Invited lecture, San Francisco/Bay Area Association of Diabetes Educators (SFBAADE), October 18, 2001

"Diabetes and Exercise: A Winning Combination" - Tutorial Lecture, American College of Sports Medicine National Annual Meeting, June 2001

" Exercise and Diabetes: Is it right for you?" - Library Lecture Series, The Strelitz Diabetes Institutes, Virginia Beach Central Public Library, April 2001

2000 <return to top>

"Exercise and Decreased Nitric Oxide (NO) Resistance" - Diabetes Seminars Guest Speaker, The Strelitz Diabetes Institutes, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2000

1999 <return to top>

"Diabetes, Pregnancy, and Exercise" - Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, "Diabetes in Pregnancy" support group, 1999

1998 <return to top>

"Pump Management during Exercise with Diabetes" - Strelitz Diabetes Institutes of Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 1998

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