Diabetes: Fasting before a blood test might actually be harmful

| December 7, 2018

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Before a blood cholesterol test, doctors typically advise that a person fasts for several hours to get the most accurate results. However, a new study shows that in the case of people with diabetes, this approach could do more harm than good. People with diabetes tend to have higher levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol or "bad cholesterol."

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