Re: Fasting or not for insulin test?

palomino.1982 <palomino.1982@...>

Hi Jackie,

NO FASTING for IR blood work.

Here is a link to files on blood work:

Scroll down to : IR proxies and Why No Fasting Before IR Blood Testing.

Since your vet insists on fasting, just smile sweetly and say Dancing was fasted. Just remove Dancing from the food before your vet arrives. Make sure she has hay overnight and a morning meal of hay for 4 hr before the blood is drawn.

EC Primary Response
San Diego 1.07


I've just arranged Dancing's second blood test for next week. The vet says for the insulin test she needs to be fasted for 10 hours. It says in the files here not to. Can anyone explain?

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