Glucose Intolerant: What Does Glucose Intolerant Mean?
Being glucose intolerant means that the body has a poor tolerance to glucose (sugar) circulating in the bloodstream. When operating normally, the body removes excess glucose from the blood stream by the action of insulin and does so fairly quickly (like within 1 to 2 hours). However, for people who are glucose intolerant, this biochemical process does not work as well as it should and the higher levels of glucose remain circulating in the blood for a much longer-than-normal time, up to many hours.
For more detail, see the earlier discussion: Glucose Intolerance: Introduction to Glucose Intolerance.
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