- 2D Carotid Ultrasound
- Ankle Brachial Index Test
- C-Peptide Test
- Hemoglobin A1c Test
- Resting Metabolic Rate Test
- Urine Microalbumin Test
- Additional Physician Consultation
- Personal Nutrition Consultation
- Personal Exercise Training
- Private Cooking Class
- Daily Glucose Monitoring
This package is an addition to your Pritikin Program. In other words, after you make reservations for a one-week stay or longer at Pritikin, you may enhance your stay with this Diabetes Optimal Health Care Package.
This Package includes:
2-D Carotid Ultrasound
Ultrasound visualizing of blood flow to the brain. We will identify if plaque is present and determine any early arteriosclerosis. 2D velocity is useful even if complex flow conditions exist, such as blockages.
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) test
ABI is a simple, reliable means for diagnosing peripheral artery disease, common among people with diabetes. Blood pressure measurements are taken at your arms and ankles using a noninvasive ultrasound device called a Doppler.
A C-peptide test is a dependable indicator of how much insulin your pancreas is producing. If you have low blood sugar, C-peptide testing can pinpoint the cause, such as excessive use of medicine to treat diabetes.
Hemoglobin A1c Test
Hemoglobin A1c shows what a person’s average blood glucose level was for the two to three months before the test. It can help determine how well a person’s diabetes is being controlled over time. It is also valuable in assessing the risk of diabetic eye, kidney, and nerve disease.
RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) Test
This study evaluates the body’s ability to metabolize foods (burn calories). It also helps identify possible alterations in lifestyle that can assist in reducing weight.
Urine Microalbumin Test
This simple but critical urine test is one of the best tools to assess whether a person with diabetes is at particularly high risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. Repeat testing following major lifestyle changes and/or medication changes can help determine the improved health of blood vessels.
Additional Physician Consultation
This additional consult will help provide optimal monitoring of your blood glucose levels and progress toward your goals.
Personal Nutrition Consultation
Creating a customized dietary plan with a Pritikin registered dietitian is very beneficial. Not only can it help control blood glucose, it also enhances weight loss, improves lipids such as cholesterol, and reduces risk of major cardiovascular events. Your consultation will also target those areas of “real world” eating, from restaurant dining to grocery shopping, that are most challenging for you. Pritikin’s dietitians have solutions for virtually every nutritional hurdle.
Personal Exercise Consultation
Daily exercise is valuable for reducing insulin resistance and “burning up” sugars before they have a chance to build up in the blood. Your consult with an exercise physiologist will help ensure that you’re making the best use of your workouts for long-term diabetes control.
Private Cooking Class
This is fun! Your personal cooking class with one of our chefs will help you blend the foods and flavors you love with cooking techniques that will do wonders for your blood glucose and overall health.
Daily Glucose Monitoring
Daily glucose testing during a period of change in dietary patterns and lifestyle is necessary because the testing confirms the benefits of lifestyle modification, and reduces the chances of hypoglycemia as people make the transition to better health and glucose control.