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My friend has said today he may be diabetic, and to see if he is the doctors are telling him to eat high sugar meals for a week, and then no sugar meals for a week, and see what the effects are. This doesn't sound right. Do you think he's lying? Don't they do blood tests instantly for diabetes?

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They would do either a blood or urine test. They would definitely not tell a potential diabetic to eat high amounts of sugar!
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He is either lying, misunderstood what the doctor had told him or has a seriously doggy GP.
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They would do either a blood or urine test. They would definitely not tell a potential diabetic to eat high amounts of sugar!
Ha ha, this.
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(Original post by Keyblade92)
My friend has said today he may be diabetic, and to see if he is the doctors are telling him to eat high sugar meals for a week, and then no sugar meals for a week, and see what the effects are. This doesn't sound right. Do you think he's lying? Don't they do blood tests instantly for diabetes?

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Is your friend... a rat?
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(Original post by Keyblade92)
My friend has said today he may be diabetic, and to see if he is the doctors are telling him to eat high sugar meals for a week, and then no sugar meals for a week, and see what the effects are. This doesn't sound right. Do you think he's lying? Don't they do blood tests instantly for diabetes?

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Could be a misunderstanding cos doctors will ask for urine/blood samples after certain times. Eg one in the morning pre food, one after consuming several energy drinks, etc. Never for a week though.
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haha it would make very interesting viewing if these tests were put into practice.
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Hmmmm. No. I think if he is diabetic he would have been peeing loads and also he would have been losing weight and drinking lots too. And his doctor should have asked about that and done a urine dipstick or summin.
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err no. when my gp suspected diabetes he sent me for a fasting blood test. to check fasting blood sugar, and also checked urine for sugar and ketones. this was before further fasting blood sugar and hba1c test to confirm the diagnosis.

i really hope your friend is either lying or has misunderstood what the gp said. i suggest you advise him to go back see another gp, and ask for tests to be run
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(Original post by Keyblade92)
My friend has said today he may be diabetic, and to see if he is the doctors are telling him to eat high sugar meals for a week, and then no sugar meals for a week, and see what the effects are. This doesn't sound right. Do you think he's lying? Don't they do blood tests instantly for diabetes?

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Hmm well if your friend is diabetic it would most likely kill them doing that, and if by chance it didnt, I cant see how it would be diagnostically helpful. If you think about it if the doctor sees them afterwards all hes going to see is someone whos blood sugar is in their boots. Standard diagnostic tests for diabetes are done on overnight fasting blood sugar levels
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Nope. They would do an instant blood glucose test/urine test on him and if it was high they would send him straight to hospital to a diabetes centre. NO doctor would ever tell a potential diabetic to eat high sugar meals for a week as if they were diabetic this could potentially put them in to a coma. Sounds to be like your friend is either winding you up or this doctor is a complete loon.
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