Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Type II diabetes is a rising trend all over the world. Type II diabetes is the result of an interaction between genetic, behavioral and environmental factors. Even though the genetic factors have yet to be identified, there is significant proof that obesity and lack of exercise greatly contribute to the development of the disease.

IGT is the middle stage between normal blood sugar and diabetes. It can be identified by diabetic testing. Once identified, the information can be used to prevent diabetes. A study done tested the effectiveness of a lifestyle change plan for prevention of type II diabetes among people with IGT. This study has proven that Type II diabetes can be prevented by both men and women by making lifestyle changes. Incidence of diabetes decreased by 58%.