Medical Dictionary: IGT
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IGT: Another name for Impaired glucose tolerance.
IGT (condition): Mild glucose metabolism problems not severe enough to be called diabetes.
IGT (condition): Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) means you have some problems with your sugar processing, but you don't (yet) have full diabetes. It is almost a "pre-diabetes" disease and seems very similar to a very mild form of Type 2 diabetes. However, IGT is below the official thresholds for diabetes, so you are not officially diabetic.
Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT)
means that blood glucose during the oral glucose tolerance test is higher
than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. IGT is
diagnosed when the glucose level is 141 to 199 mg/dL 2 hours after a
person is given a drink containing 75 grams of glucose.
More information on medical condition: Impaired glucose tolerance:
- Introduction: Impaired glucose tolerance
- Basic Summary for Impaired glucose tolerance
- Types of Impaired glucose tolerance
- Symptoms of Impaired glucose tolerance
- Complications of Impaired glucose tolerance
- Diagnostic Tests for Impaired glucose tolerance
- Misdiagnosis of Impaired glucose tolerance
- Treatments for Impaired glucose tolerance
More information on symptom: Diabetes-like symptoms:
1. excerpt from Diabetes Overview: NIDDK
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