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Glucose Tolerance

The progression from normal glucose tolerance (NGT) to type 2 diabetes involves intermediate stages of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), also known as prediabetes. The pathophysiology underlying the development of these glucose metabolic alterations is multifactorial, leading to an alteration in the balance between insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion. Our knowledge of the molecular basis of the signaling pathways mediating the various physiologic effects of insulin is steadily advancing. New substrates and signaling molecules have been identified and potential mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes have been revealed. This book summarises the current state of knowledge on the pathophysiology underlying the progression from normal glucose tolerance to type 2 diabetes and therapeutic advances in the improvement of glycaemic control in prediabetic and diabetic states.

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Glucose ToleranceEdited by Sureka Chackrewarthy

Published: December 12th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2916

ISBN: 978-953-51-0891-7

Copyright year: 2012

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23011 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

28 Dimensions Citations

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1. The Glucose Tolerance Test as a Laboratory Tool with Clinical Implications

By Paul Ernsberger and Richard J. Koletsky

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2. Can We Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes?

By Merita Emini Sadiku

829

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3. Impaired Glucose Tolerance, Obesity and Inflammatory Mediators

By Ayfer Colak and Gulden Diniz

1788

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4. Sex Differences in Obesity-Related Glucose Intolerance and Insulin Resistance

By Haifei Shi and Shiva Priya Dharshan Senthil Kumar

1331

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5. Age is an Important Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Diseases

By Ketut Suastika, Pande Dwipayana, Made Siswadi Semadi and R.A. Tuty Kuswardhani

2560

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6. Glucose Tolerance and Elders – Lessons We Have Learned and Challenges for the Future

By Sylwia Dzięgielewska-Gęsiak and Ewa Wysocka

739

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7. The Relationship Between Chronic Alcohol Use and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: New Insights into Mechanisms of Appetite-Regulating Peptides

By Soo-Jeong Kim and Dai-Jin Kim

1090

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8. Importance of Dietary Fatty Acid Profile and Experimental Conditions in the Obese Insulin-Resistant Rodent Model of Metabolic Syndrome

By Annadie Krygsman

1517

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9. Intestinal Disaccharidase Activity and Uptake of Glucose from Sucrose

By Kia Halschou Hansen, Klaus Bukhave and Jens Rikardt Andersen

1412

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10. Glucose Tolerance Factor – Insulin Mimetic and Potentiating Agent – A Source for a Novel Anti Diabetic Medication

By Nitsa Mirsky

2095

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11. Medicinal Plants and Natural Compounds from the Genus Morus (Moraceae) with Hypoglycemic Activity: A Review

By Jackson Roberto Guedes da Silva Almeida, Grasielly Rocha Souza, Edigênia Cavalcante da Cruz Araújo, Fabrício Souza Silva, Julianeli Tolentino de Lima, Luciano Augusto de Araújo Ribeiro, Xirley Pereira Nunes, José Maria Barbosa Filho, Lucindo José Quintans Júnior and Márcio Roberto Viana dos Santos

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12. Hypoglycaemic and Hypolipidaemic Effects of an Ethylacetate Fraction of Artocarpus heterophyllus Leaves

By Sureka Chackrewarthy and M.I. Thabrew

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13. Non-Obese Type 2 Diabetes Animals Models

By Yukihito Ishii, Takeshi Ohta and Tomohiko Sasase

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