Pre-Diabetes Treatment Programme

Pre-Diabetes Treatment Programme2023-12-13T12:45:52+02:00

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.

Pre-Diabetes Treatment Programme

Valid from 16 Dec 2023 to 31 Aug 2024

Our professional staff, lead by Dr André, have many years’ experience in supporting people on an individual basis. Our 3 week or longer Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Programme has seen positive long-term improvement to the lives of many people from all over the world.

As integrative lifestyle medicine institute, the emphasis at Hoogland is to treat each person as a complete and remarkable human being. With the help of your Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator who is available throughout the day, guests are encouraged to adjust the programme to meet individual goals and needs.

Our daily programme of group activities allows for enough flexible time in-between. It is up to each guest to decide whether they feel like attending any activity or rather do something else. For guests on our Pre-Diabetes Treatment Programme, the biokineticist will review individual activities personally and supervise a few minutes of high intensity training daily to ensure that each client benefits.

Hoogland has seen anecdotal evidence of reversal of type 2 diabetes throughout our long history of improving health and wellbeing. Now the scientific studies to support our experience is emerging all over the world. Read the full scientific paper: Reversal of type 2 diabetes

Some preparation may be beneficial before arrival. The doctor may request certain medical reports and test to ensure that underlying physiological factors can be addressed adequately

Not sure what to expect? Explore a Typical Day at Hoogland

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Dr Andre Consulting
Thabang - Health Co-ordinator
Sannah - Hydro Staff
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Our Team

To meet our full Health & Wellbeing Team, click here.

Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Our knowledgeable, caring team of Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinators are available daily from 7am to 4pm to gently guide guests through the programme and to help make changes to the package where necessary to help meet personal goals. Chatting to the co-ordinator is relaxed and informal, with no limit placed on guests on the number of visits per day.

The Wellbeing Co-ordinator is available for daily measurements of blood pressure, pulse, weight, blood-oxygen levels, blood sugar (when needed)The Wellbeing Co-ordinator will schedule appointments for guests with our various experts as requested or required.

Holistic Medical Doctor

Our medical doctors are can assist in providing clear guidelines and working out a program to suit your individual needs. Each guest is thoroughly assessed, and medical investigations are as comprehensive as possible.

This will include going through existing reports and spending additional time finding the best solutions to the causes of weight management problems, rather than treating weight as a separate issue.Read more about our Health and Wellbeing Practitioners here

On-site Laboratory

With the benefit of our on-site laboratory, results of a variety of blood and urine tests are available very quickly. This allows the medical team to address underlying health problems speedily, or re-assure guests when all is in order.

Hoogland does not test thyroid function on site, as the metabolic test will indicate if there is any metabolic abnormalities. Should there be a need to test thyroid functions, an off-site laboratory will provide results within 2 days.

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Fasting, Re-feeding Programme and Nutrition

Therapeutic Water Fasting

A minimum period of 3 days of water fasting is recommended but longer periods, up to 40 days of uninterrupted supervised fasting, have an astounding number of health benefits. For more on the benefits of fasting, watch this informative clip: Introduction to Fasting. A high-fat meal is recommended as the last meal before a fast commences.

Breaking the Fast

The way a fast is broken is an essential component of holistic lasting success. The nutritionist of wellbeing co-ordinator guide guests on a re-feeding programme. The length of this process depends on the total length of the fast and other considerations.A fast is typically broken with a day of papaya. Papaya fruit is a rich source of valuable proteolytic enzymes, such as papain, chymopapain, caricain and glycyl endopeptidase, that can greatly aid in the digestive process. Herbal teas can be added to the diet early on. This is followed by additional fruit, raw salad veggies and finally a balanced diet.


Our in-house Nutritionists have many years experience in providing guests with tailor-made, healthy eating plans and advice. Consultations with the Nutritionists assist guests in understanding each individual’s unique nutritional needs. They assist in guiding guests towards better eating plans using their personal likes, dislikes and circumstances as the foundation to ensure long term success.

Cooking Demonstrations

Hoogland’s practical food demonstration share our wonderful, tasty, healthy and simple recipes, which you will enjoy at home, sharing with family and friends. Hoogland’s recipes are based on seasonal, fresh and readily available ingredients. Our cooking is sugar-free and low in salt but high in taste. Eating healthily at home will help to continue the benefits of a holistic supervised fast at Hoogland. Guests often request recipes on departure for day to day success and enjoyment at home.

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Exercise and Physical Therapy


Carrying some excess weight leads to posture problems, joint pain and reduced mobility. Guests are encouraged to work with a physiotherapist or biokineticist to address these problems early in the programme and keep up exercises to maximise the benefits of all Hoogland has to offer.

Exercise Classes and Personal Trainers

Physical Activity and Exercise Classes form an essential part of any fasting programme and ensures that energy levels remain high and limites reduction in muscle mass.

Additional benefits of exercise and physical activity include:

  • Improved circulation
  • General Improvement of Well Being
  • Improved Memory
  • Improved Mood
  • Improved Tone
  • Improved Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Increased Lymph Drainage
  • Reduced LDL Cholesterol
  • Improved Bone Density
  • Improved Blood Sugar Balance
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Dr Graham - Chiropractor
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Motivational and Emotional Support

Mindful Eating and Meditation

Mindful Eating Training is a very effective long-term solution to maintaining a healthy relationship with food and body.Mindful eating involves paying full attention to the experience of eating and drinking, both inside and outside the body. We pay attention to the colors, smells, textures, flavors, temperatures, and even the sounds of our food. We pay attention to the experience of the body. Where in the body do we feel hunger? Where do we feel satisfaction? What does half-full feel like, or three quarters full?


There are many reasons guests choose fasting therapy, and most of these will involve some level of emotional impact.

Our therapists have extensive experience in holistic health and wellbeing, they are practical, down to earth and very realistic and are able to teach a number of tools effectively for long term success.

Life Coaching

Life coaches aren’t counselors or therapists; they are not qualified to diagnose or treat mental health matters. They also aren’t necessarily experts–in fact, they don’t claim to be. But they do aim to train clients to reach goals instead of dreaming about them.The trend of including life coaches in a holistic approach to wellbeing is increasing world-wide as it improves the lives of many.


Hypnosis is an excellent proven tool for personal growth. With experienced hypnotherapists in a professional setting this treatment has many benefits with no real risk or side effects.

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Supportive Therapies

Hydro Therapy Cycle

The cyclical therapeutic use of Exercise – Massage – Heat Treatment – Cold Therapy – Rest is an effective way of improving circulation, keeping activity levels up and getting rid of many of the fat-soluble toxins that are released as guests lose weight.Guests have unlimited access to all hydro facilities from 7am to 7pm daily, including saunas, steam rooms, steam cabinets, sitzbaths, jet pools, exercise pools, cold pools and jacuzzis.

For more about the hydro cycle, click here.

Therapeutic Massage Treatments

Therapeutic Massage Therapies have many important supportive properties, and guests are encouraged to work a few into their stay.
Benefits of massage include:

  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction
  • Improved Circulation
  • Lowered Blood Pressure
  • Improved Immunity


Labyrinths are ancient symbols for healing and a path to renewal. Guests walk it as part of a Weight Management Package for light activity and meditation. 

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