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17/02/2013 at 16:27
I have a fasting blood test tomorrow morning - is it 12 hours beforehand that I can't eat, and do I have to drink just water in that time, or can I have squash? Please say yes, I hate drinking water!
17/02/2013 at 19:27
Fasting is usually from midnight unless otherwise stated, I would take it as nil by mouth really, again unless otherwise stated. What is the blood test for?
17/02/2013 at 20:04
I'm sure they said I could drink, but can't remember if it was just water or if other stuff was ok. It's for diabetes- the proper kind, not gestational.
17/02/2013 at 20:05
Midnight would ok then? I could manage midnight to 9.20 on just water!
17/02/2013 at 20:13
Would usually be just water I'm afraid!
17/02/2013 at 20:14
Hmm I think it's nil by mouth, maybe worth giving them a ring to confirm.
17/02/2013 at 22:16
I've checked with our out of hours service - I can have water only from midnight. Just had a big hot chocolate to see me though until after the test.
Thanks for your help ladies.
18/02/2013 at 12:42
i was NBM from 10pm the night before my GTT. will keep my fingers crossed for you that your test comes out negative x
18/02/2013 at 17:26
Thanks bluewater, I'm hoping it's negative too! All done now.
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