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Venous plasma glucose concentrations in mmol/l: typical non-diabetic control values are shown for comparison. Taken from Alberti & Zimmet (1998).

Venous plasma glucose concentrations in mmol/l: typical non-diabetic control values are shown for comparison. Taken from Alberti & Zimmet (1998).

The figure shows typical results from an oral glucose tolerance test in non-diabetic people, and people with Type 2 diabetes.

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