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

Diabet Med. 1996 Nov;13(11):938-45. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9136(199611)13:11<938::AID-DIA274>3.0.CO;2-P.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / physiopathology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / prevention & control
  • Diet, Diabetic
  • Glucose Intolerance / physiopathology*
  • Glucose Intolerance / therapy
  • Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Health Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Life Style*
  • Patient Education as Topic*
  • Risk Factors