I Am A Older Male I Will Be Seeing A New Primary Care Doctor And Will Be Having A Yearly Physical And Have Diabetes’s Will I Have To Fast?
- SamLv 72 months ago
They might ask you when the last time you ate anything. If you know you have diabetes then you should be on a sugar free diet, so by the time they draw blood, having eaten won't make a lot of difference.
I always just tell them I haven't eaten anything in about four hours and it seems to satisfy them.
Truth is I usually drink a couple cups of coffee with lots of cream and sugar, just before I go to the doctors office. My glucose is still usually within normal range and the few times it was a little high, I know what caused it. They never say anything and don't seem to be concerned about it. If they ever would say my glucose is a little high, I'll tell them my glucose level if fine considering I ate a ton of sugar in coffee, on my way to the doctors office. If I hadn't consumed the sweet coffee, it would've been within normal range. I call it my glucose tolerance test.Source(s): I always warn my doctors that I am not a good patient. I will take in what they tell me, but I make the ultimate decision. It's my life, and I have outlived many doctors.
- Gordon BLv 67 months ago
Doubt it, they would probably just do a general blood test and only ask you to fast for a follow up if that suggests your sugar levels are out of control.
- CammieLv 77 months ago
The office will let you know. Call them as you are concerned.
- Max HooplaLv 77 months ago
You will have to fast if the doctor ordered blood tests. BTW coffee will spike your blood pressure.