(Impaired Glucose Tolerance – IGT & Impaired Fasting Glucose - IFG)
WHAT IS Pre-Diabetes?
Pre-diabetes is a condition when the blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not diagnosed as diabetes. There are two main types of pre-diabetes, Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) and Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG).
Some risk factors for developing pre-diabetes include being overweight, smoking, inactive lifestyle, and family history. If not treated or diagnosed correctly there is an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease (cardiovascular disease).
Pre-diabetes is diagnosed by taking a blood test, looking specifically at your blood glucose levels.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Nutritional strategies will be developed to reduce your risk or prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes by losing weight and making improvements to your lifestyle. During the assessment, an in depth analysis will be conducted, with a focus on your diet history. An individualised plan will be developed, taking into account your lifestyle, culture and eating habits to ensure achievable goals.
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