According to the general belief, diabetes-specific late complications may occur only in overt diabetes mellitus. Nevertheless, several clinical observations recognized that diabetes-specific microangiopathic complications (diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy) might be observed even in subjects with prediabetes. The results of non-pharmacological investigations documented that not only the incidence of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes but cardiovascular risk factors and microangiopathic late complications could also be decreased by life-style modification in subjects with prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance).
- Diabetes mellitus
- Impaired glucose tolerance
- Life-style modifi cation
- Microangiopathic complications
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