Diabetes Optimal Health Care Package

Best for: Guests who have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Save $475 when you book this package at the time of reservation! Only $890 at time of booking your all-inclusive, full-length stay.

Diabetes Optimal Health Care Package

Your core Pritikin stay includes extensive diabetes health education, but some guests wish to enhance their stay with additional education and services. We therefore offer this Diabetes Optimal Health Care Package.

Services include:

  • 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.

C-Peptide Test

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.

Health Resort

Take life to the next level, and be all that you can be. That's what a vacation at Pritikin is all about. Live better. Look better. And best of all, feel better.

All-Inclusive Program

Since 1975, 100,000+ people have come to Pritikin. We are the longest-running, most scientifically documented health resort in America.

Rooms and Suites

Our newly renovated guest rooms at the health resort are spacious, serene, and amenity-rich. Each has a gorgeous garden view.

Eugenia Killoran

Senior Editor & Writer

Eugenia Killoran has been the food and fitness journalist for the Pritikin Program since 1992. She has published more than 3,000 articles, lectures, and book chapters on a wide variety of healthy living and weight-loss topics.

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