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From Largo, Florida, USA:

Can fasting cause you to fail the one hour glucose test? After eating fruit and a piece of birthday cake, my level was 158 mg/dl [8.8 mmol/L]. Is that a very high number to have after cake and fruit?

Answer:

In theory, you do not need to fast when taking the one hour glucose test. However, the results may be more accurate after fasting. Fasting will not make the test worse. A glucose value of 158 mg/dl [8.8 mmol/L] is elevated and requires more formal testing such as the three hour, 100 gram glucola test.

OWJ

DTQ-20070604030709
Original posting 14 Jun 2007
Posted to Gestational Diabetes

  
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