Health Sciences Center Seeks Diabetic Participants for Study of Tai Chi’s Effects
on Glycemic Control
August 1, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 31, 2006
CONTACT: Julie Toland, Julie.email@example.com
LUBBOCK – Individuals with type 2 diabetes are invited to participate in a research
project sponsored by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center focusing on the
effects of tai chi exercise on glycemic control.
Male and female participants ages 20 to 70 will have the opportunity to attend one-hour
tai chi exercise classes three times per week for 12 weeks. Classes will begin in
late August. A glucose meter and test strips will be provided at no cost during the
Tai chi is an ancient martial art that uses gentle and flowing movements, is low impact
and requires no equipment. In addition to improving regulation of blood glucose levels,
potential benefits include improving cardiovascular functions; improving balance and
preventing falls; strengthening the immune system; improving blood circulation; and
promoting relaxation and stress reduction.
Potential participants are required to attend an information session. To sign up for
pre-screening, call Tysha at 743-3082 or Marilyn at 743-2736.