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    Question Eat carbs day before fasting glucose test???

    Hi everyone..

    Id really appreciate your thoughts as i dont know what to do.

    I have a fasting glucose blood test next week and need to know if i should eat normal diet so it doesnt effect the results....???

    I spoke to one specialist ages ago told her that i try and avoid loads of foods as they give me a reaction...massive belly, constipation, fast heart beat..heart burn..thrush..dry skin..etc..she told me it may be masking my problem....

    THanks guys

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    I had my test 2 weeks ago and I was curious about carb loading too. My specialist told me that I should eat at least 300 carbs a day, 3 days before the test. One website that I researched explained that the glucose test is like a scientific experiment, so it must be carried out under controlled conditions. Your result will be compared to the "norms" obtained under these controlled conditions. So, in other words, the results will be compared to the "normal" glucose levels of people who have been eating the required amount of carbs. I know that people with PCOS often eat less carbs that the average person. This helps our insulin and glucose levels "normalize" so we feel better. However, trying to take these "normalizing" measures before the test could introduce an extra variable, so they could not accurately compare our results to somebody who has been eating the required amount of carbs. You seem to have a reaction to carbs, so eating the required amount of carbs will probably really help the doctors see how your glucose and insulin are affected by what you eat. This does not mean you have to eat a lot of simple sugars though. My specialist gave me a paper with a suggested a sample diet that was pretty healthy, so
    you might check with your doctor about that.

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    Hi there..

    Thanks for replying I didnt know what to do..that maybe why I keep going round in circles being on and of the diet....

    Is the fasting glucose test more accurate than a random test do you know or is it the same thing???

    Thanks

    Take care mandxx

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    You're supposed to eat carbs before a glucose test. Don't go crazy with it, for instance, eat a bagel at breakfast, potatoes for dinner etc. Eat something carby at each meal.

    I think the point of the test is to see if your blood glucose goes back down to a normal level after all that sugar...if youre body can't handle it, you're diabetic and your body needs meds to help it out.

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    You are supposed to if possible to eat High carbs for 3 days preceding your Glucose Tolerance test.

    It was hard for me as I had just found out that I had PCOS so was just getting into low carbing when I had to do test so I ended up not eating hight carb in fact it was more like low carbing and the result still was so that doc put me on metformin so was enough to say I had insulin resistance but I think ti was borderline. If I had eaten high carb it would have been more accurate and showed that I am quite insulin resistant.

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    When I asked the woman who works at the lab at our hospital her response was that you shouldn't change anything. Don't eat more, don't eat less, just eat how you'd eat any other day....other than fasting prior to the test.
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