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Would a few drinks of gatoraid before fasting test cause minor spike


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Old 01-05-2015, 17:47   #1
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I had testing today at my doctors office. I was suppose to fast but since I have a small fever I decided to take about cup size of gatoraid about 45 mins before fasting testing. It came out to 109. I'm usually 95-103.

I know it sounds like stupid question. Just wondering if the sugar was powerful enough to cause a minor spike in fasting test.

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Yes, yes it would make the fasting test higher. If you aren't able to fast you should cancel the test and reschedule. If you are dehydrated, drinking some water with salt added would be better.

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Absolutely - fasting means no nutrients for at least eight hours. If you felt the need to treat the fever, then water would be the beverage of choice. As silvertiger says, you should have rescheduled the test if you weren't unable to fast.




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SilverTiger is absolutely right. 45 minutes after that drink, you were just in the process of receiving the benefit of the spike in your blood sugar. A few minutes later might have been even more "interesting".

Her comment about re-scheduling the test is also spot on. That test was a waste of time as regards your fasting blood sugar although if it included an HbA1c, that should be ok.

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On the side of the Gatorade bottle is an outlined panel its called "Nutrition Facts"
In the panel is listed all kinds of info, the ones your interested in (being diabetic) are "Serving size" and "Total Carbohydrate"

the Gatorade Bottle I looked at "Citrus Cooler" a 12 oz bottle has 1 serving and 21 grams of carbs, meaning drink the whole bottle and you will get 21 gr of carbs. If you drink 1/2 the bottle (6 oz) you would get 11 gr of garbs) so 1 cup or 8Oz will have ~16 gr of carbs.

since carbs raise BG you tell me how much will your BG go up with 16 gr of carbs (1 cup of Gatorade) I know my BG would go up ~ 40 Pts

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