Special Retreat for T2 Diabetic Women: Discount offer for members

John Crowley
By John CrowleyCA Latest Reply 2009-04-01 11:06:04 -0500
Started 2009-03-17 16:42:21 -0500

I wanted to make you aware of a program that sounds like it could be a great opportunity for some of the members of our site. It is a week-long retreat developed in partnership with the Joslin Diabetes Research Center and the Harvard Medical School.

The retreat is designed to help Type 2 women learn the essential lifestyle changes that will help them live healthier. Classes include instruction in exercise/fitness, nutrition, weight loss, beating diabetes burnout, ending emotional eating, and more.

They have offered a free massage to anyone who mentions Diabetic Connect when they register. Also, if you book by April 3rd, you can save $500.

Here's the website where you can learn more about it or sign up.
http://www.fitwoman.com/type-2-diabetes-progr...


22 replies

fitwoman
fitwoman 2009-04-01 10:55:55 -0500 Report

Hi Maxcat, to answer your question:
Green Mountain at Fox Run is a weight loss and healthy living retreat for women only. It was founded almost four decades ago by Thelma J. Wayler, RD, a woman with a pioneering vision of what it takes for women to reach healthy weights and stay there without obsessing over eating and exercise. Over the years, we’ve worked with thousands of women who have come to understand that living well is more than a number on a scale, and whose lives have improved immeasurably as a result. The title of our blog, A Weight Lifted, reflects the freedom that women say they gain when they let go of the burden of diets and the diet mentality.For more info see our web site, www.fitwoman.com

maxcats
maxcats 2009-03-31 20:22:47 -0500 Report

Like other replies, this sounds wonderful!! But I can't afford it. I know that the Joslin Center is wonderful and I would love to visit it but can't afford to go there and stay a few days. I wish I could take part in this. Thank you for telling us about it.
Lani

fitwoman
fitwoman 2009-03-31 15:03:35 -0500 Report

Thank you for your comments! I work at Green Mountain and have discussed your financial concerns with the director. We're prepared to offer you a further discount if you mention Diabetic Connect when booking. Please email me for more info. emily@fitwoman.com small

maxcats
maxcats 2009-03-31 20:30:21 -0500 Report

I can't afford to go on any retreat right now but could you explain to me (us) exactly what Green Mountain is? It sounds interesting and I am always looking into these things. Thanks.

MeiMei
MeiMei 2009-03-18 11:07:51 -0500 Report

Hey John, if you ever hear of anything like this for t1's let us know.

fitwoman
fitwoman 2009-03-31 15:01:06 -0500 Report

Type one diabetics are invited to participate in the Living Well™ program and have done so in the past successfully. However, you diabetes must be well managed as there is no medical staff on-site. Those that are type one diabetic would need to speak with a program consultant prior to arrival.

Thank you for your comment! I work at Green Mountain and have discussed your financial concerns with the director. We're prepared to offer you a further discount if you mention Diabetic Connect when booking. Please email me for more info. emily@fitwoman.com small

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-03-18 09:42:27 -0500 Report

OMG! It looks wonderful! But like the rest of you - can't afford it! Plus who would take care of the kids?

Maybe once they grown up, move out and quit sucking up all my money :)

2009-03-18 06:18:14 -0500 Report

Thanks John, looks like a wonderful place and seminar, although a little pricey especially with airline tickets on top of it… ! :) Nice concept though!

Thanks for sharing with us

*Judy

Goddess
Goddess 2009-03-17 22:26:08 -0500 Report

Can't make it. Too expensive.

Judimar
Judimar 2009-03-18 01:33:56 -0500 Report

Hi John!

Thanks for the information even if I can not afford it myself. I am certain someone out there will be able to make it. At least, I hope that is the case.

I do have a question. Of course, I realize that what I am about to ask may not be possible or is completely naive, but is there someway that someone could use health insurance to help pay for some of the cost for this retreat? Even if this were possible I still may not be able to attend, however it could make a difference to someone else.

Thanks,

Judi

2009-03-18 06:20:46 -0500 Report

I would doubt that health insurance would pay for this. Typically health insurance will pay for Diabetes Education at a local hospital with a dietician and an educator. I know mine will pay for three classes per 'lifetime'. You could check with your insurance but don't hold your breath!!!

*Judy

MeiMei
MeiMei 2009-03-18 11:06:43 -0500 Report

I would check with your health insurance, as it includes diabetic education, they may cover part of it.

fitwoman
fitwoman 2009-03-31 15:03:08 -0500 Report

All programs offered at Green Mountain at Fox Run are educational programs offering a comprehensive healthy lifestyle experience, which is often not considered traditional medical care. Therefore, most insurance providers will not cover it. However, the cost of a weight loss program may be tax deductible as a medical expense if your doctor prescribes it as an obesity treatment. Medical Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Health Reimbursement Arrangements may also be used for reimbursement of such treatment expenses recommended by your physician. Ask your tax advisor if the fees are deductible.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-03-17 22:23:21 -0500 Report

I too think it is great, and no offense to T1 (women or men) but T2 is becoming more and more "common" and it is nice to see something targeted for just T2 for a change. Too bad I too couldn't afford it even if I did have the time to spare.

2009-03-17 22:22:03 -0500 Report

Sorry John, I know you are just trying to get information out there for us, you do a great job!!

2009-03-17 22:21:00 -0500 Report

Gotta love it, for T2 women! Like T1 women don't have the same issues, UGH!

fitwoman
fitwoman 2009-03-31 15:02:00 -0500 Report

Type one diabetics are invited to participate in the Living Well™ program and have done so in the past successfully. However, you diabetes must be well managed as there is no medical staff on-site. Those that are type one diabetic would need to speak with a program consultant prior to arrival.

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