Types of Impaired glucose tolerance
Impaired glucose tolerance: Types list
The list of types of Impaired glucose tolerance mentioned in various sources includes:
- Impaired Fasting Glucose
- Gestational Impaired Glucose Tolerance - like IGT, but GIGT is caused by pregnancy, and is thus probably a mild form of gestational diabetes; see the discussion of gestational diabetes.
There are two forms of impaired glucose metabolism.
Impaired Fasting Glucose
A person has impaired fasting
glucose (IFG) when fasting plasma glucose is 110 to 125 mg/dL. This level
is higher than normal but less than the level indicating a diagnosis of
Approximately 13.4 million people in the United States, or about
7 percent of the population, have IFG.
Impaired Glucose Tolerance
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.
(Source: excerpt from Diabetes Overview: NIDDK)
Impaired glucose tolerance: Rare Types
Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:
Impaired glucose tolerance: Related Disease Topics
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