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From Southampton, New York, USA:

When my son was first diagnosed, I was told to perform a fasting test, one at breakfast, another at lunch and then dinner. Could you explain the reason and how it is done?


A fasting blood sugar is just the first of the morning blood sugar before he has anything to eat or drink. The terminology is a little confusing, but it really just means the first morning blood sugar. It is typical for kids with type 1 diabetes to test prior to meals during the day, also. These aren't technically fasting blood sugars, just pre-meal blood sugars. Most of the time, a bedtime blood sugar also provides good information for helping to maintain good control of one's diabetes.


Original posting 25 Aug 2008
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections and Daily Care


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