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University of Washington Diabetes Research Group

Study Name: Effect of Short-term Glucose Elevation on Glucose Metabolism in Impaired Glucose Tolerance

If you have been diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) you may be interested in being part of a research study investigating the impact of short-term blood glucose elevation on insulin release from the pancreas and insulin sensitivity.

What is IGT? IGT is frequently associated with obesity and is defined as a mild increase in blood glucose levels after a meal.

How is IGT diagnosed? IGT is diagnosed with an oral glucose tolerance test, where a fixed amount of glucose is drunk and blood is drawn before and 2 hours after to measure glucose levels. A 2-hour glucose between 140 and 200 mg/dl is considered IGT.

What are the symptoms of IGT? There are no specific symptoms associated with IGT. However, this condition can lead over time to the development of type 2 diabetes and its complications that include eye, kidney or nerve damage.

This study is being conducted by investigators at the University of Washington and the VA Puget Sound Medical Center.

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study contact:

For more information about the study, contact:

Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD 206-764-2259