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I'm worried about my glucose blood test,I wonder if a 24 hour fast is better?

I'm worried because,it's crucial that the blood test show the doctors there is something wrong with me and it needs to be documented.I worry that a 3 hour fast isn't long enough.Does anyone know if it is?


Asked by countingsparows at 11:41 PM on Oct. 19, 2008 in Health

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  • The reason they do the 3 hour fast is because for people with blood sugar problems, it can be dangerous for them not to eat anything for so long. The lab test is designed to test accurately on a 3 hour fast so there isn't a reason to go longer, especially at risk to your health.


    Answer by Lornamay at 12:42 AM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • My doctor doesn't offer a 24 hour fast test,I have to go somewhere else and It probably won't be insured.

    Answer by countingsparows at 12:06 AM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • it should be enough for them. idk though.

    Answer by kissmiss213 at 12:41 AM on Oct. 20, 2008