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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in Patient with Impaired Glucose Tolerance (Prediabetes)

Purpose:

To make lifestyle changes in an overweight, middle-aged adult with impaired glucose tolerance that may prevent progression to Type 2 diabetes.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors, disease progression, prevention

ICD-10:

R73.0, E11.8, E11.9

Description:

Tuomilehto et al identified lifestyle changes that a person with impaired glucose tolerance can make to avoid progression to Type 2 diabetes. Failure to make these changes resulted in a significantly higher risk of progression. The authors are from the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study Group.

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