What is this "impaired glucose tolerance"

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What is this "impaired glucose tolerance"

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Old 06-30-2008, 15:16   #1
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Default What is this "impaired glucose tolerance"

Back from the Doctor today after 2 Blood tests and a Glucose tolerance test over the last 6 weeks. He tells me that I have impaired Glucose tolerance and because of family history likely to go onto full Diabetes . Exercising 3 times a week (hour sessions), already watching my diet and still getting sweating, tremor, floaters and what I describe as a morning after crah. Is this normal and what more do I do ?? Test results ranged from 6.9 to 7.7. Very frustrated Is there anyone else in the same position and what are you doing.

Been offered further blood test in 3 months.


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Old 06-30-2008, 22:26   #2
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Welcome Steve:

Sorry to hear that you are going through this. It sounds like you are receiving Good medical care though.

Doing balanced low-carb meals to suit your normal physical activities, exercise sessions and losing weight(if needed) can stall off full blown Diabetes for many years. Sweating can occur for other reasons not related to IGT.

However sweating and tremors can also occur not because you are having low-blood sugars but because your body may have been used to having many higher ones and now that you are taking care of yourself better your sugars are coming down but are still in the normal range. This can cause false lows where you get some symptoms.

It is a Good idea to test your blood sugar to see what range they are in when these low symptoms occur. If they are low(below 70mg/dl(3.9mmol./l) then have 15g of something to eat. Check your sugar after 15 minutes-20 minutes and retreat if still low. If you don't carb count, then you should learn to.

As far as the floaters there is not much you can do about that. They do tend to go away if you rest your eyes and keep your sugar levels in the decent zone.

Most non-Diabetics get these also when they near the age of 40. Lack of sleep or straining the eyes can put too much stress on them.

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