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Impaired glucose tolerance
Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) is a pre-diabetic state of dysglycemia, that is associated with insulin resistance and increased risk of cardiovascular pathology. IGT may precede type 2 diabetes mellitus by many years. IGT is also a risk factor for mortality.
From 10 to 15 percent of adults in the United States have one of these conditions.
The risk of progression to diabetes and development of cardiovascular disease is greater than for Impaired fasting glycaemia.
Although some drugs can delay the onset of diabetes, lifestyle modifications play a greater role in the prevention of the disease. Patients identified as having an IGT should exercise regularly and remove all sugar, including starch, fruit and grains from the diet.
Carnitine has been shown to improve glucose uptake, regulation, and oxidation, though temporarily (i.e. only when levels are sustained in the blood).
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