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What is impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) ?

Hi, i am 30 weeks pregnant FBS has come to 113 and PPBS is 147. HbA1C is i need to panic? What is IGT and am i diabetic? What all precautions do i need to take henceforth? Monikornika Mukherjee. 31Yrs. Kolkata
Asked On : Thu, 10 Feb 2011
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Hello.welcome to HCM.If fasting sugar is between 110 to126 mg and PP is between 140 to 200 mg ,it is called as IGT ( Impaired glucose tolerance). Reduce your sugar intake.No medicines now.In IGT in pregnancy chances of lady developing diabetes later becomes high.So now as you know it be careful about it in future.good luck.
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hi there,

Panic- no. Deal with it and see your doctor and get them to refer you to a nutritionist asap yes. The fasting number is fairly high for pregnancy (I know here it is required to be under 95, and preferred under 91) but the pp number (assuming it is a 2 hour number) is only above the (local) cutoffs by 7 points.
Answered: Thu, 10 Feb 2011
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