Champneys Lifestyle Based Balanced Approaches For Diabetes

When we first heard that Champneys are to tackle the diabetes epidemic in conjunction with the NHS, we couldn’t wait to share the news. Type 2 diabetes has grown enormously in the UK and is now one of the world’s most common long term health conditions. At present, there are estimated to be 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes and many cases still remain undiagnosed in others. More common than you think, hey?

The project will be known as DESMOND and will be run at two of its award-winning resorts – Champneys Tring and Champneys Springs. DESMOND is an NHS programme developed by the Leicester Diabetes Centre which teaches people with Type 2 diabetes how to manage their condition, and is already delivered by more than 90 NHS trusts nationally.

The courses at Champneys are catered for both those with established and newly diagnosed diabetes and those at a high risk of developing the condition as a result of raised blood sugar levels or through family history.

The Programme

It is run as part of an overnight retreat and as a day retreat, will include three core elements which cover diet, activity and education. The education will be delivered by DESMOND educators and the nutrition and fitness elements, by the Champneys team of experts.

 

“We will guide and empower people with the condition towards a lifestyle-change approach to personal diabetes control. Our experts will be on hand to help guests find practical ways of improving their overall health and maintaining a positive approach to this condition.”

One-Night Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Offers lifestyle-based approaches that combine regular moderate exercise, good nutrition and a balanced outlook on modern life. Champneys experts will be on hand to demonstrate that medication, though vitally important, is not the only solution. They will highlight practical solutions to help improve overall health and maintain a positive approach to each individual’s condition. The programme includes three core elements.

Diet – The food choices will concentrate on slowly digested / low glycaemic carbohydrates in the appropriate amounts with caffeine and alcohol in moderation. The experts will show how to eat well with a limit on overall fat / saturated fat intake and include beneficial lean proteins.

Activity – Participants can tailor activities according to their individual abilities and goals with the expert’s recommendations. There will be a variety of exercise programmes available to offer participants the chance to try something new.

Education – A full day of interactive learning to help individuals live and manage diabetes when returning home. The six-hour programme will also cover a cookery demonstration and the opportunity for participants to choose from either a 25-minute nutritionist consultation or a 25-minute fitness consultation. Furthermore, there will also be time to enjoy the spa facilities and activity classes at the resort as well as a well-deserved spa treatment and an exclusive 20 per cent discount on Champneys own pre-booked spa treatments.

HOW:

The One-Night Living with Type 2 Diabetes Break starts from £249 at Champneys Tring and £225 at Champneys Springs(includes six-hour programme, a cookery demonstration, either a 25-minute nutritionist consultation or a 25-minute fitness consultation, accommodation, use of the spa facilities and/or activity classes, an exclusive 20 per cent discount on Champneys own pre-booked spa treatments and a  healthy breakfast, three-course buffet lunch and three-course dinner). The next available dates are: 17th November 2016, 19th January 2017 and 18th May 2017 at Champneys Tring.

 

Living with Type 2 Diabetes Day Retreat

Offers positive lifestyle-based approaches that combine regular moderate exercise, good nutrition and a balanced outlook on modern life. The programme, delivered by DESMOND educators, begins at 8.30 am and consists of six hours of interactive learning to help participants live and manage diabetes when returning home. Experts will be on hand to demonstrate that medication, though vitally important, is not the only solution. They will highlight practical solutions to help improve overall health and maintain a positive approach to each individual’s condition. They will also help individuals to understand diabetes in more detail, to manage weight and blood sugar through diet, give exercise tips and take home an action plan so benefits can be continued and enhanced beyond the day. Participants will also enjoy a nutritiously balanced lunch and will then have time to enjoy the spa facilities and activity classes at the resort as well as a well-deserved spa treatment and an exclusive 20 per cent discount on Champneys own pre-booked spa treatments. The retreat is also suitable for those that have been told that they are at risk of developing diabetes.

HOW:

Starts from £99 at Champneys Tring and Champneys Springs (includes a nutritious lunch, use of the spa facilities and/or activity classes and an exclusive 20 per cent discount on Champneys own pre-booked spa treatments). The next available dates are: 17th November 2016, 19th January 2017 and 18th May 2017 at Champneys Tring.

Treatment prices start from £39. www.champneys.com

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