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T2 Long fasting test

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Sue o2, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Sue o2

    Sue o2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all
    I am t2 and have been experiencing a lot of low bg readings especially in the afternoons,
    i was sent by my GP to see the diabetic team at the local hospital who went through the history on my glucose monitor and said that i am having to many low readings,
    this morning i received a letter from them asking me to attend for a prolonged fast at 8am where they will put a line in my vein and take a blood test from me every hour for 8 hours, but the thing thats worrying me is they have said i must not eat or drink (only water) from 4pm the day before, i dont know how this test will ever take place because im going to have to treat a hypo when it happens there for wont be able to have the test done,
    has anyone else had this test done ?

    Thanks
    Sue
     
  2. Sue o2

    Sue o2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hanadr · Expert

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    I've heard of this test, but not had it done. If you don't quite understand their instructions, Ring the department and ask them to clarify them for you.
    Hana
     
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