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Drinking Water (Definition)

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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 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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