Diabetes Dangers: Fasting Before Blood Tests
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Diabetes Dangers: Fasting Before Blood Tests

If you have type 2 diabetes, fasting before a blood test can put you at risk of dangerously low blood sugar. Follow these tips to protect yourself.

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