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Diabet Med. 1996 Nov;13(11):938-45.

The potential for lifestyle change to influence the progression of impaired glucose tolerance to non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

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Department of Consumer Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.


Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is well recognized as a risk factor for the development of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Detecting IGT offers a unique opportunity for targeting intervention to reduce the incidence of NIDDM. This article reviews current evidence for the efficacy of lifestyle intervention programmes involving people with IGT.

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