On 5/17/2011 7:42 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
> "W. Baker"<[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:iqv4je$nbt$[email protected]..
>> impaul<reader@fake_site.invalid> wrote:
>> : On 2011-05-17, Peppermint Patootie<[email protected]>
>> :> In article<[email protected]>,
>> :> "Janet"<[email protected]> wrote:
>> :>> Julie Bove wrote:
>> :>> <snip>
>> :>> > The worst for me is when I have to do a fasting test because I
>> :>> > have any liquids prior.
>> :>> I've never heard of not being able to drink water before a fasting
>> :> I was instructed by a phlebotomist about drinking water before a draw
>> :> the blood could be taken more easily.
>> :> Fasting does not mean not drinking water.
>> :> PP
>> : TRUE fasting does not include water. Drinking water while "fasting" is
>> : evading the issue. The protestors who "fast" isn't really fasting as
>> : they still want to survive/live. It used to be abstain from all food ;
>> : then abstain from certain kinds of food; then abstain from food or
>> : certain kinds of food for a time period.
>> : Water is a food& nutrient.
>> : The meaning of "fasting" has been changed to accept water as not
>> : part of the fasting process as it only means "solids" or mushy stuff
>> : now. OJ& meds won't get me past the lab techs/clerks as I've found
>> : out; water is OK probably because it is considered "neutral"& a
>> : neccessity? One can live without "food" longer than without water.
>> Water conatins no nutrients. It hydrates, but does not nourish. One can
>> live without food for quite a while if one has water. It cotains no
>> energy(calories, etc. It is not a food, but it is a life necessity.
> But it can lower BG. I don't know if it would or not. For this reason I
> was told I could not have any when I had my OGTT and could not have any
> prior to either. Since then I have been told that clear beverages are fine
> but not within 2 hours prior to an Endoscopy. For a colonoscopy (unless
> they have changed things) you can not have anything for many hours prior.
you are no longer talking about 'lab blood draws' but other medical
it makes sense now