The programme we offer is for Type 2 Diabetes only. Type 1 Diabetes is something completely different and it creates a lot of confusion to have given them the same name. The only similarity is that they both affect blood sugar levels. Type 1 Diabetics can benefit in many ways from a programme at Hoogland, but the packages described below are focussed on sending Type 2 Diabetics into remission. If you are a Type 1 Diabetic please contact us by mail or phone to discuss different package options.

What is Diabetes?

To understand these diseases better, it is worth understanding the role of insulin. Insulin is made by the beta cells in the pancreas. It is a hormone that regulates metabolic processes, of which regulating blood sugar levels is the most well known. Insulin allows the muscle, liver and fat cells to absorbe glucose from the blood. The glucose serves as energy to the cells or it can be converted to fat to be used later. So insulin provides energy to cells, but also reduces high sugar levels in the blood by telling the cells to absorb blood sugar.

Glucagon is the hormone made by the alpha cells in the pancreas that does the opposite – when our blood sugar levels are too low, it will tell the body to release blood sugar from where it is stored so it can be used by cells that need it for energy. Other hormones that also release blood sugar include adrenaline, noradrenaline, cortisol (all stress-hormones) and growth hormone.

Type II Diabetes Treatment Programme

3  Week or longer resident programme

The great news is that Type II Diabetes is not inevitably progressive and life long. The correct natural lifestyle medical intervention, can send type 2 diabetes into permanent remission in most cases for people who have had the condition for 4 years or less. It can also significantly improvement in the the quality of life for anyone with type II Diabetes.

Pre-Diabetes Treatment Programme

10-day resident programme

Pre-diabetes is often undiagnosed, which is a pity as at this stage progression to type II diabetes is still almost entirely preventable through lifestyle medicine. If you think you may have pre-diabetes, a relatively inexpensive test, called Fructosamine, can be done at your local lab to give a clear indication of average blood sugar levels for the preceding 2-3 weeks. This is a reliable indicator of pre-diabetes or type II diabetes and swift action can safeguard your quality of life and help improve life expectancy.