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Should I take my diabetic medication before a blood test?

Overnight fasting for 8-12 hours is required before the Fasting blood sugar. What is normally done is drugs or insulin are not skipped the previous night to know the fasting blood glucose. Insulin or anti diabetic medication should never be consumed prior to having a fasting blood test.
Ideally speaking, for fasting blood sugars, the previous dose can be skipped so that the ability of the liver to handle blood sugars is assessed more efficiently.
For type 1 Diabetics, only take your morning basal insulin before the blood test.
For measurement of postprandial blood sugar (PPBS), make sure you take your regular anti-diabetic medication at the usual time on the day of the PPBS test for correct readings.