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What Are the Other Forms of Impaired Glucose Metabolism?

People with impaired glucose metabolism, a state between "normal" and "diabetes," are at risk for developing diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes. 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 diabetes. 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.

References and Sources: Medline, Pubmed, National Institutes of Health

last update: December 2008


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