I don't know what my labs will be like. My blood glucose was up when I got home from the lab and before I had eaten breakfast. I read somewhere where dark-colored urine can be an indicator of dehydration.
What it is, is what it will be when I get the results. I will have to deal with it then. We have so much planned, that I didn't wait until closer to my next appointment on July 29th. We are in and out of the house running errands and helping others, so I wanted to get the lab work over with.
I was surprised that my blood glucose was up. It was probably stress. I wasn't sure how to start doing the 24-hour urine collection, though I had done one before for the kidney doctor. I called the number on the paperwork, I was given at the lab with the instructions of what to do. The person at the other end said to start when I began collecting the urine. I didn't listen to that advice.
You urinate and then flush it, that is your start time, then you collect all of your urine for 24 hours from that first void. I did it that way instead and it was the right way. I am so glad I didn't have to repeat it all for another 24 hours! 2 days ago