Which lifestyle modifications are used in the treatment of glucose intolerance disorders?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Intensive lifestyle modification has been shown to effectively delay or prevent diabetes in a cost-effective manner. [59, 62, 63] Nonpharmacologic therapy and lifestyle modification include the following:

  • Diet 

  • Exercise

  • Counseling related to smoking cessation and alcohol intake

  • Reversing drug-related, iatrogenic causation of glucose intolerance

  • Substituting or adding agents that do not adversely affect glucose tolerance; reducing dosage of offending drugs

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