Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From India:

How many calories should be eaten before a blood test for diagnosing diabetes?


The criteria for diagnosing diabetes relies on either an oral glucose tolerance test or checking a blood sugar in the laboratory. A single abnormal check should be verified with a second determination. The blood tests are usually done fasting, but they can be done two hours after eating. The amount of carbohydrate should be reasonable but not necessarily fixed. A usual meal is all that is requested. If your doctor is going to do the two-hour post-meal sugar, you can eat your usual meal.


Original posting 23 Dec 2003
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:52
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.