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With Jacqueline I. Shahar, MEd, RCEP, CDE from Joslin Diabetes Center.
Jacqueline started her career in 1992 in the Israeli Defense Force as a Fitness Combat Trainer. She received her bachelor degree in Physical Education from Kibbutzim College of Education, Tel Aviv, Israel. In 1994 has continued fitness training with various populations to promote fitness, weight loss and sports performance. In addition, supervised a cardiac rehabilitation program in Ha-Sharon Hospital in Israel. Jacqueline recived her Master’s degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College, Springfield, MA. She completed her internship at Joslin Diabetes Center and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Mercy Medical Center, Springfield MA.
Jacqueline Shahar is the manager of the exercise physiology department at the Joslin Diabetes Center. She provides one on one consultation on exercise and diabetes, and teaches group classes. Jacqueline designed an innovative exercise program for the Joslin Clinic’s medically based diabetes and obesity program, Why WAIT Program. She has written an article for Diabetes Spectrum, On The Cutting Edge, Diabetes Health Monitor and Walgreen’s magazine. In addition, has written a chapter on exercise and diabetes, and a chapter on the challenges of weight and diabetes management in clinical practice. Jacqueline has also presented at conferences including American Association of Diabetes Educators, American College of Sports Medicine, Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association, and had several poster presentations at the Annual American Diabetes Association conferences.