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Diabetes Dangers: Fasting Before Blood Tests

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Fasting for a cholesterol blood test.
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Middle age woman feeling dizzy.
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What is FEEHD?


Middle age woman with diabetes.
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How common is FEEHD?


Cholesterol blood test.
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Are you at risk of FEEHD?


Insulin pump on a type 1 diabetic.
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Are type 1 diabetics at risk?


Handful of pills.
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Sulfonylurea drugs raise risks


Patient consulting his doctor.
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How can you avoid FEEHD?


Doctor examining blood vials.
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Is fasting always necessary?


Bowl of strawberries.
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A small breakfast might be an option


Insulin pen.
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The opposite problem


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