Fasting blood test query

Slosh
Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
edited 17. Nov 2016, 01:48 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi
Hopefully this is a simple query,
My ever thorough GP wants me to have my blood sugars checked to make sure it is the steroids that are causing it and it's not a sign of diabetes (though it's most probably the steroids as it started when I started to take them).
This means I have to go for a fasting blood test. Can I take my meds in the morning before I go for the test or not? Form just says nothing to eat or drink after 9.00 p.m. but I forgot to ask him if this includes meds.

Comments

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,707
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm with Sharom. I've very rarely had the fasting ones and was able to just make an early appointment then go home for breakfast and meds but better safe than sorry.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,475
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I agree with both of them Slosh give the surgery a ring.

    Usually you can take them even with anaesthetic, but no point spoiling the test.

    Sensible precaution there :) Good GP

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I will give the surgery a ring, you're right Toni, he is a good GP, I'm very lucky there.

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