supervised fast

supervised fast

[so̅o̅′pərvīzd]
a hypoglycemic diagnostic procedure in which glucose levels are measured every 4 to 6 hours in a fasting person until they fall below 50 mg/dL. The fasting person is closely observed, and glucose values are rapidly determined and reported by the laboratory.
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In most patients with insulinoma, a diagnosis is established by a supervised fast during which simultaneous measurements of glucose, insulin and C-peptide are obtained.
a board-certified family physician in Belle Mead, New Jersey, who has supervised fasts for hundreds of patients with a variety of medical conditions, adds that because there are no corporations to benefit, studies on fasting are rare.