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do I need to fast before a diabetes test

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Diabetes: Given your age this is most likely an enlarged prostate due to inflammation or infection. Your family physician can examine and diagnose this. If you ... Read More

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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Fasting blood test: Fasting for 12-16 hours before a blood test is in order to get reliable baseline results for both blood glucose and for lipids, which can otherwise fl ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Great: Hemoglobin a1c of 5.6 is great. That is normal. If you are a diabetic you are doing awesome, if you aren't you still aren't
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
High blood glucose: Fasting blood glucose levels are used to make diagnosis of diabetes. If you do not fast, your glucose levels will be higher and you may get labelled a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Wrong: Fasting sugar may miss 80% of diabetes.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Call your OB: Please give your OB a call to see if it would be ok. Good luck with your test.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Fasting: A good solid fast of eight to twelve hours is best for testing for diabetes and cholesterol issues.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Type 2 diabetes: Please have your primary doctor refer you to a diabetes educator. You will have some improvement but might also need to see a doctor specialising in b ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
You were still: likely to have low blood sugars that caused the "shakiness"... I suggest you see an endocrinologist for further testing which may not be available to ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not a standalone: The plac test by itself should not be used to determine risk; it should be used with other tests and factors, such as you mentioned, to determine your ... Read More
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