What if I am a Diabetic

Special instructions for diabetic patients:

It is very important that your blood sugar is well controlled before the study. It is therefore important to follow a balanced diet for a few days before the study. This is so that your blood sugar level is within normal (or near-normal) levels on the day of the study.

If your blood sugar is higher than 12mm/dL on the day of the study, the study will have to be cancelled.

Type I Diabetes/Insulin-dependant diabetics:

Your study will usually be booked during late morning.

Please have a small breakfast no later than 06h00 and then take your insulin. Your injection will be scheduled 6 hours after the insulin injection.

After this you may only have plain, unflavoured water.

Type II Diabetes/patients on oral diabetic medication only:

Your study will usually be booked during late morning.

You may have a small breakfast and take your diabetic medication at 05h00. Your study will be scheduled 6 hours after your meal.

After this you may only have plain, unflavoured water.