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Can i drink water before a fasting blood sugar test?

Can i drink water before a fasting blood sugar test?

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. ...Read more

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When fasting for 12 hrs to do a blood test can u drink water ?

When fasting for 12 hrs to do a blood test can u drink water ?

Fasting Blood Test: Yes, you can drink water and eat no food for your test. ...Read more

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When fasting for metabolic blood test can I drink water?

Yes: Plan water no lemon or additives can be taken before a fasting blood test. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink water when you are fasting for a glucose blood test?

Is it safe to drink water when you are fasting for a glucose blood test?

Yes: Water is fine before a blood glucose test, but don't eat any food or drink other liquids which might falsely elevate the glucose level in the blood. ...Read more

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I've got a glucose blood test tomorrow morning and have to fast 10 hours before and was wondering whether you can drink water?

Yes: Water is fine; nobody wants you to be dehydrated just for some blood tests, but they don't want you to take any food or other fluids which may elevate your blood sugar. ...Read more

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I did blood test and creatine kinase was very high, i think more than 1000. I am going to the gym 4,5 days a week. Should i drink more water or?

I did blood test and creatine kinase was very high, i think more than 1000. I am going to the gym 4,5 days a week. Should i drink more water or?

Normal: Strenuous muscular exercise elevates the CK - this is NOT abnormal. Drinking water is certainly a healthy thing to do when you're sweating, but it will not have any effect on your CK. Don't worry about it. (A CK of 10,000 would be significant) ...Read more

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Doc said i had ketonuria and in my blood test i had low potasium i eat normally and drink water so why is that?Doctor said i need urine test again

Doc said i had ketonuria and in my blood test i had low potasium i eat normally and drink water so why is that?Doctor said i need urine test again

This is serious: Anyone can have +1 ketones in the urine from missing a meal, but more is worrisome. Please repeat. Low blood potassium reflects illness rather than habits or lifestyle. I am trusting you are not taking any medications that might cause this. A good history and phyiscal exam is next, and likely some checks of hormones and renal concentrating ability / tubular function. ...Read more

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