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Fasting Blood Test

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Janiept, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Janiept

    Janiept · Expert

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    Hi Everybody,

    I know this is probably a dumb question but can anybody tell me whether it would be ok to have black coffee before fasting blood test. The thought of a two mile walk to GP in hilly Devon on a glass of water is quite daunting.
     
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    pav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am always told the only thing one can have is water.
     
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    Slidge · Member

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    If you are T2, then water is all you are allowed. However, if you are on Insulin, then you don't have to fast :crazy:
     
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    Janiept · Expert

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    Many thanks guys. As I am type 2 awaiting diagnosis it looks like water only :problem:
     
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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    On my fasting tests I did enquire about coffee, was told ok as long as its black with no sugar, lucky for me thats how I have it.

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