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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacalyn Bishop
19 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: Water has no carbohydrates (the part of food that causes a rise in blood sugar) so there is no reason you can't drink it before a blood sugar test.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Not a big deal: The amount of water is not terribly important - 12-16 oz should be fine. Be sure you are fasting (not eating) for the required number of hours.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
Ginger : It’s fine, you can drink it while fasting, ginger is a fat burner.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Slowly: Fasting like this is not healthy for a variety of reasons. Start slowly with liquids, move to thicker liquids, then add solid food. Recommend multiv ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Fasting: Sorry, no.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It may ok for a week or two. For our body to function properly, we need a diet of carb, fat, protein in proper proportion and fluid for hydration.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
Yes: To a point, yes. Eating less obviously means less calories in which leads to a lower blood sugar. If your sugar gets too low however your body will ki ... Read More
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Diabetes or renal: glycosuria can cause it. Get a fasting blood sugar and oral glucose tolerance test. If diabetes then you start treatment for it .
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: water does not impact test results
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Drinking water is fine unless directed specifically by your physician to avoid it. Fasting lab is looking for blood sugar and cholesterol which would ... Read More
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