Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Definition of Impaired Glucose Tolerance:

A condition in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are above the normal range but below the level found in actual diabetes.  This condition often progresses to diabetes, sometimes over several years.  IGT is defined as two-hour glucose levels of 140-199mg per dL (7.8 to 11.0 mmol/l) on the 75-g oral glucose tolerance test.

Also: Borderline Diabetes, IGT, Prediabetes, Pre-Diabetes, Subclinical Diabetes

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