Effectiveness of balance and tai chi exercise in early type II diabetic among female population

V. Rajalaxmi, V. Vijaya Priya, S. Ramachandran, S. Latha

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Objective: India is considered to be a diabetic capital as many Indians are diabetic. The common treatment for diabetes is medication. The purpose of this study is to bring out the other remedial measures for diabetic treatment and to create awareness among the people about the alternative measures. This study is about the effect of balancing exercise and tai chi exercises for early diabetic. It is, therefore, possible that an individual can experience a noticeable decreased in blood glucose following a balancing exercise and modified tai chi program. This study is to find out the effect of balancing exercise and tai chi program and to compare the effectiveness. Methods: Once the study is approved by the institutional review board, 50 samples from 65 volunteers with Type 2 diabetes between the age group of 25–35 years were selected from the ACS Medical College and Hospitals based on the inclusion criteria. After getting the consent, the samples were equally divided into two groups; Group A: Balancing exercise and Group B: Tai chi exercise. Both groups received intervention for 8 weeks 6 days/ week 2 sessions/day. Pre- and post-test was done using the outcome measures of blood glucose levels (glucometer), body mass index, and waist circumference (inch tape). Result: On comparing the mean values of waist circumference and blood glucose level between Group A and B, both the groups showed significant reduction in the post-test values. However, Group B tai chi for diabetes shows the mean (34.4) which is effective than the Group A (38.5) for waist circumference (in inches) and also Group B (156.70) is effective than the Group A (184.10) for blood glucose level (mg/dL) at p≤0.05. Conclusion: The study concluded that the balancing exercise and tai chi exercise are effective in the reduction of blood glucose level and waist circumference. However, tai chi is more effective than the balancing exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-307
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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