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The number of people with glucose intolerance problems is increasing at an alarming rate which has made World Health Organization consider the condition as a global health concern, glucose intolerance is classified into three types namely, impaired fasting glucose(IFG), impaired glucose tolerance(IGT), and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Even for people with glucose intolerance condition particularly the prediabetes conditions IFG and IGT need to take urgent measures to prevent progression to the actual disease T2D, which can be prevented or delayed using lifestyle changes such as the diet we take as well as engaging in regular physical exercises. Modifying lifestyle by taking a healthy diet such as polysaturated fatty acids, fiber rich food, whole grain, and monosaturated fatty acids and managing your body weight, moderate alcohol drinking and smoking will prevent or delay progression from prediabetes conditions to T2D. There is little progress in addressing glucose intolerance conditions globally which has been associated with an inadequate understanding of the conditions as well as the symptoms associated with them, there is also inadequate knowledge of the preventive measures required to be put in place to prevent progression from prediabetes conditions to the actual disease T2D. The article has gathered some essential information about glucose intolerance that you may find interesting, so continue reading the article.

Glucose intolerance is used to refers to people with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) as well as people with impaired glucose tolerance(IGT), the world health organization denotes IFG people as individuals whose blood glucose is above 6.0 mmol/L and IGT individuals as people whose blood glucose level are over 7.8 mmol/l
2 hours after taking a 75g glucose. What you need to know is the signs and symptoms that result from glucose intolerance are closely related to those of type 2 diabetes some common signs of glucose intolerance you need to spots are dry mouth, blurred vision, loss of body weight due to loss of muscle mass, drowsiness, feeling thirsty, feeling exhausted as well as feeling of the frequent need to urinate, not everyone will experience these symptoms and when you spot some they might not be severe.

There are two ways to treat glucose intolerance and one can combine both or simply one, the first one is a lifestyle change which involves engaging in regular exercise, moderate alcohol consumption, and smoking, for medication most anti-diabetic medication are in tablet form although there are other alternatives people can take.

When it comes to the diet of glucose intolerance persons they are advised to consume a balanced diet that is based on whole-grain food, fiber-rich, consume monosaturated fat, fruits, vegetables, and food low in sugar, salt, and saturated fat. That is what we needed you to know about glucose intolerance.

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