Endocrinology (including Diabetes)/obesity throid


Respected Doctor:
I’m a 36 years old female.I am 5 feet 4 inches tall.My weight is 68 kilograms.My Problem is that my tummy and buttocks are over bulky.There is also too much meat on my upper back below neck.I was married at the age of 29 years.Now I have 2 kids.One daughter 5 years old and a son one and a half years old.I was recently diagnosed with cold nodule thyroid,and I had a general surgery of thyroid about 8 months ago.Sir i also have this problem that I have very low stamina and I feel that im not physically fit.I run out of breath very soon.Although my menstrual cycles were normal but now almost every month they get delayed because im gaining more and more weight every month.

In my family There is diabetes disease but I haven’t yet been diagnosed with it.

Sir please advise me what can I practically economically do to become thin smart fit and healthy.
Please suggest me exercises with calories diet plans.

  It's mostly about practicing portion control and making changes in the types of foods you eat.  Focus on eating more of fresh or frozen produce (vegetables and fruits) as well as nuts and seeds and whole grains instead of highly processed foods (like white rice) that are low in nutrients and higher in calories.  Also try to stay more active all day long by standing more and taking more daily steps instead of sitting whenever possible, and try to get as much other exercise as possible.  Sheri

Endocrinology (including Diabetes)

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Sheri Colberg, PhD


I am an exercise physiologist with a PhD who specializes in diabetes--as such I CANNOT answer general questions about other endocrine problems as I am neither an expert in all areas of endocrinology nor am I a medical doctor. My expertise lies in answering questions about diabetes (of any type) and physical activity, so please limit your questions to those areas. I can help you if you want to begin exercise or if you're already a diabetic athlete, and I am prepared to respond to questions about physical activity to which even your diabetologist may not know the answer. I can give suggestions about changes in your diabetic medications that differing types and intensities of exercise may necessitate, but I will have to refer you to your regular health care team to get final approval to make such changes. I can also answer questions about physical fitness, exercise metabolism, prediabetes reversal, and prevention of type 2 diabetes and diabetic complications.


I have both personal and professional experience in the areas of diabetes and exercise/physical activity. On a personal level, I have had type 1 diabetes since 1968, and I have been an avid exerciser since I was a child. Professionally, I have been conducting clinical studies on diabetes and exercise since 1992, largely with funding from the American Diabetes Association. I am also the author of 8 books related to diabetes, exercise, and more: 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 (2008), Diabetic Athlete's Handbook (2009), and Diabetes? No Problema! (2009).

I am a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a professional member of the American Diabetes Association (and professional volunteer for the ADA), and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association.

I have published research and review articles in the following journals and magazines: Diabetes Care, Diabetes, Journal of Diabetes & Its Complications, Diabetes Self-Management, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Journal of Applied Physiology, The Physician and Sportsmedicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, International Journal of Obesity, FASEB Journal, The Diabetes Educator, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Clinical Diabetes Reviews, Insulin, ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal, Biomechanics, On the Cutting Edge, Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Microvascular Research, Drug Benefit Trends, ACSM Certified News, Diabetes Health, SportEX Health, Diabetes Focus, Diabetes In Control, dLife-For Your Diabetes Life, Pediatrics for Parents, and My TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) Newsletter. I have also been interviewed in myriad other magazines, such as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Diabetes Forecast, Countdown Magazine, Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness, Health, Tidewater Parent, Barron's News, Diabetes New Day, and Newsweek International.

I have an undergraduate degree (1985) from Stanford University, a Master's degree in exercise physiology (1987) from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. (1992) from the University of California, Berkeley, in the same field. I also spent two years in an NIH-funded postdoctoral research position in endocrinology (studying obesity, diabetes, metabolism, and exercise) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1993-1994).

Awards and Honors
• Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) - 1996 • Old Dominion University Darden College of Education Young Investigator Grant Award – 2003 • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Old Dominion University Chapter – 2004-Present • Great Women of the 21st Century by the American Biographical Institute – 2005 Edition • Old Dominion University Darden College of Education Largest Research Grant Award – 2006 • Old Dominion University Darden College of Education Publications Award (for greatest number) – 2006 • Saint Louis University, The Max K. Horwitt Memorial Lecture Distinguished Lectureship Award – 2008 • Old Dominion University Darden College of Education Publications Award – 2009 • Old Dominion University Darden College of Research Grants Award – 2009

Past/Present Clients
I have consulted for numerous groups, including Can-Am Care, Numera|Social, California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training(about candidates with diabetes), Animas Corporation (an insulin pump company), Therasense, Inc. (makers of the Freestyle blood glucose meters), Council of Healthcare Advisors, and the City of Chesapeake (Virginia) Health Department.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.