If you want your blood sugar to be normal on your blood test, is it good to limit sweets?

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  • 2 weeks ago

    No matter what your health is always reduce Refined Sugar

  • 2 weeks ago

    Sweets like pies, candies and cakes were once off-limits for people with blood sugar but that has now been confirmed as a myth. Research indicates starches like white bread and potatoes affect blood glucose levels more like sugar, often causing severe spikes in blood sugar. Carbs found in most whole grains or vegetables don’t affect blood sugar much. It is more important for people with high blood sugar to count carbs and choose the healthiest among them than eliminate sugar altogether. A little sweet now and then is fine as long as you substitute it for another starchy carb you might eat. If you have a voracious sweet tooth, select candies, sodas and desserts made with sweet substitutes. Many artificial sweeteners do not contain calories or carbs, which means you don’t have to count them in your meal plan.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Sweets is not the only thing that raises blood sugar levels.  Too much bread and pasta is just as bad as too many sweets.

    So, if you reduce your total carbohydrates, then you might get a lower reading on the test.

    For an A1C test - you would need to start three months before your appointment.

    For any other test, about 24 to 48 hours of lowering carbohydrates should make some difference.  (24 hours may be enough if you are not diabetic.)

  • 3 weeks ago

    I would say let a blood test record your normal state, if you eat sweets then continue doing that.  Restricting your diet to make a blood blood test look good today will not make things right if that blood test would otherwise just confirm what you already suspect will be wrong.

    Why do you need your blood sugar to look normal, a high blood sugar level is legal its not like its a positive drug test.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    That REALLY depends on which specific blood test you're having done, sir.

    If it's a HbA1c (A1C) blood test, you need to really limit the number of sweets that you imbibe for the 3 months before the test is done, otherwise it will still indicate whether your blood sugar level has been higher than the 'normal' range during that time.

    If it's a fasting blood sugar test, you need to limit the number of sweets that you're imbibing from probably the day before.

    If it's a random blood sugar test, you need to limit the number of sweets that you imbibe for a good 10-12 hours.

    Good luck with your test.

  • The main things that raise your blood sugar are sugar, starch and dehydration.  You can get a low blood sugar reading by avoiding sugar and starch on the day of the test and drinking plenty of water.  However, if the object of the exercise is to check whether your body is working properly, there's no point trying to fake the results.

  • 3 weeks ago

    no, your blood test is suppose to be indictive of your regular body and health levels lol

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    That depends what your blood test is for. If you have been asked to fast then you need to fast for usually 12-16 hours beforehand. That's all food, not just sweets. 

    Some tests don't require fasting and some tests need you not to fast, so as to get an accurate representation of your normal blood levels, of whatever parameter is being measured. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    If you're getting a blood test, fast for about 12 hours beforehand 

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