Diabetes Retreat

Trying to get your blood sugar under control? Want a leaner, healthier body?

A Diabetes Retreat at the Pritikin Longevity Center has virtually everything you need to successfully manage pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, including expert physician monitoring, food classes, and exercise training. This retreat truly is life-saving.

Diabetes Retreat at the Pritikin Weight Loss Resort

There is much you can do with lifestyle alone to prevent and control diabetes, research has found. Key behaviors, part of the Pritikin Diabetes Retreat, include starting a healthy, low-calorie-dense diet and daily fitness plan.

For four decades, Pritikin Diabetes Retreats have proven remarkably successful in helping thousands with type 2 diabetes:

  • Lower blood sugar to near-normal or normal levels
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for medications
  • Lose weight safely and permanently, and
  • Reduce the risk of complications associated with diabetes, including heart attacks and strokes
Learn to Manage Diabetes at the Pritikin Diabetes Retreat

Can pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes be controlled or reversed? Absolutely. The physicians and other faculty at Pritikin have been teaching people how since 1975.

These results have been documented consistently and repeatedly in leading peer-reviewed medical journals, including Diabetes Care and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Research published by scientists at UCLA illustrate how profoundly beneficial early intervention can be. One study followed 243 people in the early stages of diabetes (not yet on medications). Within three weeks of coming to Pritikin, their fasting glucose fell on average from 160 to 124.

Studies have also found that the Pritikin Program reduces fasting insulin by 25 to 40% .

Pre-Diabetes Reversed

Research has discovered, too, that the Pritikin Program can actually reverse a pre-diabetic condition called the Metabolic Syndrome. In 50% of adult Americans studied, the Pritikin Program reversed the clinical diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome, and in just three weeks.

In an investigation following children with the Metabolic Syndrome, 100% no longer had the syndrome within two weeks of starting the Pritikin Program.

Long-Term Success

In a study of 69 type 2 diabetics, average weight loss was 10 pounds after one month of adopting the healthy Pritikin food and fitness lifestyle. At follow-up two to three years later, the men and women had maintained their weight loss and had on average lost more weight – a total of 14 pounds. In addition, fasting blood glucose, which had fallen 26% after one month of adopting Pritikin, was largely unchanged at follow-up.

Year-Round Diabetes Retreats

Year-round, people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes attend Pritikin to learn how to successfully manage diabetes with healthy living skills.

All guests with diabetes are directed by our physicians to receive add-on services to the core Pritikin Longevity Center program. These services, called the Standard Diabetic Care Package, ensure the best care possible while medication dosages are being adapted to your healthier body and lifestyle.

Many guests with diabetes also take advantage of the Comprehensive Diabetes Care Package. It offers multiple personalized services. Its optimal goal isn’t just superb medical care. It also helps you forge lifelong success – and genuine enjoyment of – a healthier lifestyle. Highlights of the Comprehensive Diabetes Care Package include:

  • Daily blood sugar monitoring.
  • Exclusive lectures, lunch, and workshops with our diabetes specialists, including Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at Pritikin.
  • Private cooking workshop. Now, here’s some fun! Learn how easy it is to lower your blood sugar, lose weight, and enjoy food that is tailored to your personal tastes.
  • Private exercise consultation. It helps ensure you’re making the best use of your workouts for long-term diabetes control.
  • Private nutrition consultation. What are your personal challenges? Restaurants? Food cravings? Stubborn plateaus? Get guidance tailored to your specific needs.
  • 1 one-hour private consultation with one of our Pritikin endocrinologists, plus a 30-minute follow-up visit. Our endocrinologists are experts not only in diabetes management but also in healthy lifestyle change.
  • Diabetes Panel: A group discussion led by our team of diabetes specialists. You’ll return home with a whole new set of tools for living well.
  • 2-Dimensional Carotid Imaging to assess the health of your arteries.
  • A Resting Metabolic Rate test that will evaluate your body’s ability to metabolize foods (burn calories). It also helps identify possible alterations in lifestyle that can assist you in reducing weight.

Questions & Reservations: (888) 254-1462

Now is the time to invest in yourself. Get honest, proven results, and real tools for living a healthier, happier life. Ready to Book a Stay?

Special Classes In November – Diabetes Month

  • Cooking Workshops Exclusively For Guests With Diabetes

    Learn how to make your food sing! From Pritikin’s award-winning chefs, get all the secrets for creating dishes that keep both blood sugar and taste buds happy.

    What’s more, watch those inches around your waistline disappear.

    There’s more good news… It’s all so quick and easy! Our chefs are experts at whipping up fantastic food in 30 minutes or less.

    Introduce your palate to a whole new world of flavor and fun.

    Make healthy living pleasurable. Make your next vacation Pritikin.

  • Special Lecture: Diabetic Food Taboos

    There’s a lot of information in the popular press about what diabetics can – and cannot – eat. Unfortunately, a lot of this information is false.

    From the nutrition experts at Pritikin, learn what is science-based fact, and what’s fiction.

    Here’s a sneak preview… Do you think you have to give up fruit? And potatoes? And is it really necessary to pile on the protein at every meal?

    Yes, this lecture is a real eye-opener.

    Most importantly, it will provide all the important lifestyle steps for positively influencing your blood sugar levels, and helping you shed weight for once and for all.

    Live long. Live well. Live Pritikin.

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