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.
About the Authors
Dr Paul Lam is a family physician and world leader in the field of Tai Chi for health.
Dr Pat Phillips is the Senior Director of Endocrinology (specialising in diabetes) at the Central Northern Adelaide Health Service, South Australia and the chief editor of Conquest, the Australian national diabetes magazine.
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A title not easily available from bookstores.
Thank you, Booktopia, for responding immediately, and making the book available at very reasonable cost. Would recommend book lovers to contact Booktopia. Will buy again from Booktopia.
|Diabetes Explained||p. 1|
|Living Well With Diabetes||p. 18|
|The Healing Power of Tai Chi||p. 58|
|Getting Ready||p. 69|
|The Tai Chi For Diabetes Program||p. 92|
|Qigong For Diabetes||p. 94|
|The basic set||p. 108|
|The advanced set||p. 136|
|Diabetes glossary||p. 184|
Series: ROCKPOOL PUBLISHING
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 1st August 2008
Publisher: Rockpool Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.1 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.499