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Fasting before Cholesterol testing...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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  • MARTY728
    1982 days ago
    I tend not to eat if I get the first appointment of the data, but it is hard for me, because I get carsick if I do not eat before driving. I will ask my doctor about this article. It would be great not to feel so awful when I get to doctor's office!
    1982 days ago
    I still will fast. Since my chlorestrol is always done with a fasting glucose and triglyceride test, anyways.
    1983 days ago
    I was told to have mine done none fasting on Monday morning for the first time. Since they were doing a number of tests she put it in that way. I am a hard draw and she insisted it was ok, I looked at NIH and it still says fasting.

    My Dr said I did not need to fast but after all the years of fasting I want it done the same way so I have consistency. I have requested it to be done fasting.

    The article did say the word "MAY "make a difference and it actually said for people with high triglycerides it should be fasting so as I said in my blog I will have it done fasting just to keep my own personal record straight till I have those triglycerides down where they should be.
    DH and I agree if I have to pay for it We will.
    I have followed my Cholesterol for a long time so I do not want to switch the protocol now in mid stream. Pat in Maine.
    1983 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/13/2012 10:36:16 PM
  • WILLOW49
    I know it's controversial right now. My docs have always told me to fast, but that was before this new info came out. I'll be checking with them before next testing.
    1983 days ago
    thanks for a timely article.
    I just had mine done, hadn't eaten food in 16 hours, but I did take my thyroid pill and drank a cup of brewed tea 3 hours before the draw.

    They didn't want to test me, I told 'em go ahead!
    WAsn't about to come back.

    : )
    1983 days ago
  • LINDA!
    My cardiologist always tells me to I do.
    1983 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    sounds like if your not in the higher range perhaps not needed........
    for those that are in the higher range should probably fast.....
    at least that is what i understand form what i have read today........
    thanks for sharing........
    blessings and hugs...............lita
    1983 days ago
    Silly as it may sound, I never eat before going for any doctor appointment where I will be weighed. I want the lowest number possible on the scale! So, fasting is not a problem to get my lab work done either, right then and there.
    1983 days ago
    I'd do the test - fasting or not
    1983 days ago
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