Impaired glucose tolerance: is there a case for pharmacologic intervention?

@article{Costa2002ImpairedGT,
  title={Impaired glucose tolerance: is there a case for pharmacologic intervention?},
  author={Angels Santemasses Costa and Ignacio Conget and Ramon Gomis},
  journal={Treatments in endocrinology},
  year={2002},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={
          205-10
        }
}
Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is determined by measuring plasma glucose levels 2 hours after glucose loading in the oral glucose tolerance test. There is good evidence from epidemiologic and prospective trials [e.g. Diabetes Epidemiology: Collaborative Analysis of Diagnostic Criteria in Europe (DECODE)] linking IGT with the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease (CVD). IGT is characterized by an increase in postprandial glucose levels, which is considered the… CONTINUE READING

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