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fasting first time

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by emily deacon, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. emily deacon

    emily deacon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hey

    it’s the first time tonight i am fasting for a blood test 8:30pm till 8:30am.

    am i aloud to inject or worst case sip on some juice if my sugars were to drop? or would that totally ruin the blood test
     
  2. SockFiddler

    SockFiddler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Quite simply, a blood test can be recheduled, your health cannot be. Do what you can to maintain the fasting but if you face an emergency situation, you have to deal with it accordingly.

    Is the test for an HbA1c?

    ALso, have a look at this thread which deals with a similar question to yours:

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/type-1-fasting-blood-test.24987/
     
  3. emily deacon

    emily deacon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    yes it’s for HbA1c. i’m going to try my best! obviously if i need insulin or sugar i will. was just curious if i was actually aloud insulin, does that affect it?
     
  4. emily deacon

    emily deacon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    also i take levemir every night at 10pm. i’m assuming that is still ok?
     
  5. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Hba1c doesnt need to be fasted for. Its more likely the fasting is for fasting BM and lipids which are usually done at the same time as hba1c as
    part of a review
     
  6. emily deacon

    emily deacon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    yes i think you are right. if i do have a hypo tonight and i have to have some juice, can they still do it?
     
  7. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    If you eat / drink anything but water, my understanding is that
    They can still do hba1c with no problem
    They can still do a lipid test but not as detailed / accurate as a fasting test would be so they might have to repeat it
    They cant do a fasting BG
    I think They can still do full blood count, kidney and liver function tests
     
  8. emily deacon

    emily deacon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ok thank you! i have been diagnosed 7 years and this is my first fasting blood test as they haven’t tested lipid before. is there any reason for this?
     
  9. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Theyve always done lipids every review (yearly) with me for the last 21 years, so I just take it as being another one of their standard tests - cholesterols anther area they have targets for along with blood pressure, hba1c etc
     
  10. emily deacon

    emily deacon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    i usually take 17 units of night insulin, would you recommend reducing that?
     
  11. SockFiddler

    SockFiddler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a lipid profile done when my HbA1c was taken, but I wasn't asked to fast and all that happened is on my results it had the numbers and "non-fasting" next to them.
     
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