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What Can I Eat Before Fasting For A Blood Test
Eight to Twelve: Eight to twelve hours should suffice.Get a more detailed answer ›
Before: Usually most people test their blood sugar before meals. I would think this is appropriate for you so that you know how much you need to eat if your blood sugar is too low. If you are having symptoms of hypoglycemia even after meals, then i certainly recommend testing it at that point regardless if it's before or after eating. ...Read more
Depends on the test.: If you are checking fasting blood glucose, you should ideally fast for 6 hours. If you are getting a glycated hemoglobin (hba1c), fasting or non-fasting state des not affect the test since the test is a indirect calculation of the average blood glucose for 90 days by measuring carbohydrate molecules attached to the red blood cells, which cycles within our body on the average of every 90 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can: You can also check your BP after eating and compare it to one without eating. ...Read more
My doctor had me take a diabetes test. What's the normal fasting blood sugar when you are pregnant?
Not really: The aic test generally tells us what has been going on with your sugar over the past 3 months approximately. One does not really have to fast for it, but it is best done fasting in my opinion, because your doctor will probably want to see a fasting blood sugar at the same time to help manage your diabetes. Often a lipid panel is done at the same time, which requires one to be fasting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am somewhat concerned. I am a diabetic, with no medication. My fasting blood sugar is at 102. I need to get the 12 hour fasting cholesterol test done. Should i fast for 12 hours?
I need a blood test to check blood sugar levels, but I weigh only 101. I read to give blood you must weigh at least 110. Is a blood test safe for me?
Yes: It won't interfere with your testing if that is what you are asking. ...Read more
Various reasons: Your glucose may be high all the time, including after exercise. Alternatively, it may drop during exercise as you burn up calories, and then your body will raise your blood sugar to respond to the drop. You just happened to check after the increase. You're still burning up the calories; that's where your body gets the raw materials to generate more glucose. ...Read more
What to do if I have high blood sugars after 12 hours fasting then normal after I eat what does that mean?
Dysglycemia: Has an A1c level been checked yet? ...Read more
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