previous abnormality of glucose tolerance

previous abnormality of glucose tolerance

[prē′vē·əs]
an obsolete classification that includes people who previously had diabetes mellitus or impaired glucose tolerance but whose fasting and postprandial plasma glucose levels have returned to normal. Included in this category were people who had gestational diabetes but whose plasma level returned to normal after parturition and obese people whose plasma glucose level returned to normal after they lost weight. Formerly called latent diabetes. See also diabetes mellitus.

previous abnormality of glucose tolerance

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prevAGT

The condition of having current normal blood glucose levels but a history of elevated glucose concentrations, gestational diabetes, or type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patients with prevAGT carry a high risk of the development of future diabetes mellitus if they are unable to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen and/or a normal body mass index.