Ketones


(golfpapabravo06) #1

Is it odd that I've never had ketones even though my blood sugar was 400+ in some cases?  Does that mean that I still had enough insulin in my system that my body just didn't produce them?


(hcole) #2

I've never had them either!


(Gina) #3

Some people are more prone to ketones than others. For me I would never get ketones with really high blood sugars than all of a sudden, actually the past couple of years I get them very quickly for some reason. I can get them with blood sugars of 250 or higher...


(poodlebone) #4

I've had high BGs with no ketones.  That usually means I've underestimated my carbs and didn't take enough insulin, but there's still enough to avoid ketones.  When I started pumping and had multiple set failures one day my BG was in the high 400s with the maximum ketones the strip showed, because I wasn't getting any insulin at all.  Since switching to different types of sets I rarely have problems and even when my BG goes really high I don't see ketones.  Stupid carbs.


(sunny) #5

could you tell me how to findout abt ketones 2 weeks a go my blood sugar level was 304 for a little time then controled. is any test tells us abt ketones


(puns_and_roses) #6

ive never had ketones, even though my bs has been way over 'hi' before.


(orange_mms) #7

You can buy keytone strips, you may have to have a prescription though. You pee on them (lol, that sounds funny) and then match the testing area color to the chart on the back of the bottle.

I had keytones as a child but in all honesty I haven't check for them in many years. I probably should be doing that atleast periodically. I'll talk to my endo. in July when I go to see her and get her opinion.


(CJ1230) #8

 I would have to agree I don't think I've ever checked for ketones even with the high bs's. But with all of my endo's over the yrs they have never asked me if I test for ketones, so I didn't test for them.

And I know here in Canada you can buy ketone strips over the counter but I have no idea how much they would be. But I will have to ask the endo. when I'm finally able to get an appoitment with her.

CJ


(golfpapabravo06) #9

[quote user="sunny"]

could you tell me how to findout abt ketones 2 weeks a go my blood sugar level was 304 for a little time then controled. is any test tells us abt ketones

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They're like $15-20 USD I believe, then there's the ones that have the glucose test on them as well...I like to get those because then if my blood sugar is high there is likely sugar in my urine and so I can see if the ketone strip is actually working cause the glucose test changes color. (because I don't ever get ketones this is the only way I can tell if the strip is working)