16th October 2019

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How long do you have to fast for a blood glucose test?

For a fasting blood glucose test, you can't eat or drink anything but water for eight hours before your test. You may want to schedule a fasting glucose test first thing in the morning so you don't have to fast during the day. You may eat and drink before a random glucose test.

Consequently, can you eat before a glucose test during pregnancy?

DO NOT eat or drink anything (other than sips of water) for 8 to 14 hours before your test. (You also cannot eat during the test.) You will be asked to drink a liquid that contains glucose (75 g). You will have blood drawn before you drink the liquid, and again 2 more times every 60 minutes after you drink it.

Is fasting required for a glucose tolerance test?

It is still commonly used during pregnancy for diagnosing gestational diabetes. With an oral glucose tolerance test, the person fasts overnight (at least 8 hours, but not more than 16 hours). The next morning, the fasting plasma glucose is tested.

What do you drink for glucose test?

For the three-hour test: You will be asked to come to the test fasting — not having had anything to eat or drink for the previous eight hours. A fasting blood sugar will be obtained. You'll drink about 8 ounces (237 milliliters) of a glucose solution containing 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of sugar.
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