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What can I eat while taking the bowel preparation?

If there is any stool left in the bowel, we cannot see the lining of the bowel properly.  The low fibre diet shown in the information booklet, allows the bowel preparation to work as well as possible.  Although it may seem like a long time without food, most people find that drinking the preparation plus extra clear fluids, means that they don’t feel hungry. 

If you are diabetic you will be given extra information on how to manage your diabetes while not eating normally.