Tai Chi for Diabetes

Dr Paul Lam, a retired family physician and tai chi master, led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this program.  The special feature of Tai Chi for Diabetes is that it is easy to learn and designed to prevent and improve the control of diabetes.  The program will help minimise the risk of complications of diabetes by improving heart/lung function, muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and stress reduction.  Diabetes Australia gave its support to this program because of its efficacy and safety.

Read more on how Tai Chi for Diabetes works

The Tai Chi for Diabetes program is based on Sun and Yang style tai chi.  Besides the fundamental 11 movement tai chi, it contains an advanced 9 movement set, warm-up, wind down, and Qigong breathing exercises. 

How to Learn the Program

For people with or without diabetes, Tai Chi for Diabetes is a good way to start your journey to better health.  It is an enjoyable and safe set of forms which delivers many health benefits.

  1. Use Dr Lam’s instructional DVD and complement with the handbook

  2. Work with one of Dr Lam’s certified instructors

  3. Persevere with your practise. Give yourself time to get to enjoy Tai Chi for Diabetes and its health benefits

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