Tai Chi for Diabetes

Living Well with Diabetes

By: Dr Paul Lam and Dr Pat Phillips


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This is the first book on Tai Chi written by combined medical and Tai Chi experts
One in four Australians suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes, about 200,000 New Zealanders, nearly 18million Americans, and the percentage is growing worldwideExercise diet are proven to be effective in the prevention of diabetes People with diabetes are six times as likely to have a heart disease, four times as likely to have a stroke and there is also the risk of kidney failure, blindness and even amputation of lower limbs. Two recent studies in the British Journal of Sports Medicine* showed that Tai Chi can improve blood glucose levels and improve the control of type 2 diabetes. This is good news for those that have been diagnosed with diabetes, as Tai Chi is an exercise that almost anyone can do and benefit from. This book combines their medical and tai chi expertise and provides practical information on diabetes, ranging from how it affects your body to the best diet to follow and how to look after your day-to-day health. It includes The Tai Chi for Diabetes program that has been especially designed for people with diabetes in collaboration with Diabetes Australia. It includes step-by-step instructions, with 200 professional black and white and colour photos illustrate each Tai Chi move.

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ISBN: 9781921295140

Published: Jul/08 (AU/NZ)

Format: Non Standard Paperback

Dimensions: 235 mm  x  170 mm

Extent: 200 pages

Rights Sold: Brazil

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About The Author

Dr Paul Lam

Dr Paul Lam

Family physician

Dr Paul Lam,
MBBS, FAMAC, a family physician and tai chi master in Sydney, Australia, for thirty-two years, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement. He has published widely in medical journals and magazines and is author of Overcoming Arthritis, Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms and Teaching Tai Chi Effectively. Dr Lam has worked with tai chi and medical specialists to create several tai chi for health programs — including Tai Chi for Diabetes — that are safe and easy to learn. Dr Lam has travelled around the world training thousands of Tai Chi for health instructors.

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Dr Pat Phillips

Dr Pat Phillips

Dr Pat Phillips,
ECON (UNE), is the Senior Director of Endocrinology at the Central Northern Adelaide Health Service. He has been actively involved in Diabetes Australia, the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators’ Association since the 1980s. He is an editor of the Australian Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes in General Practice and of Diabetes Australia’s national diabetes magazine Conquest. He oversees the Diabetes Centre at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the State Diabetes Outreach Program.

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