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What is fasting blood glucose

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Jak13, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. Jak13

    Jak13 · Active Member

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    Hi everyone, I feel silly to ask but I did read on a thread somewhere that having a shower etc can stop your blood glucose from being fasting. I thought it was all about eating, could anyone clarify for me please! Tia
     
  2. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    I don't know where you saw it, but I *think* they meant the following: If you want to know your FBG, you want to test before you get out of bed. "Foot on the floor" is a thing. The moment you get up your liver possibly starts dumping glucose, so it'll rise before your breakfast. Technically speaking any fasted test is a fasted test... But if you want to know what it is without Dawn Phenomenon cranking your numbers up, you test before you do anything else.
     
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    Thank you so much for clarifying that for me
     
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