If your blood sugar is too high, or has been ever moderately high for more than a day, you could be producing ketones. Ketones are a sign that your body is having a hard time and your diabetes is not under control. You may need to help of a medical professional to help you avoid — or get safely out of a potential deadly state called “diabetic ketoacidosis” (DKA). … Read More Urine Ketones 101
Here are tips on how to read the results of a urine ketone test and know if you are in diabetic ketoacidosis, and if you are, what you should do.… Read More Am I in DKA? How to Read Urine Ketone Test Strips Results
Ketones in urine indicate a body in distress. Knowing if you are producing ketones can help your doctor determine if you need adjustments to your insulin doses, timing of insulin, different insulin, or in some cases, if you require hospitalization.… Read More Why and when should I test my urine for ketones?
If your baby or young child is still in diapers, how do you collect urine to test for ketones? It is not as hard as you think. Here are methods and tips to help you collect urine from an infant or child that is not potty-trained so that you can test for ketones. These tips may also be helpful for caregivers of adults who are unable to use the rest room on their own.… Read More How to Collect Urine to Test Ketones in Babies and Toddlers Who are Wear Diapers
Children and adults can either urinate directly onto the test strip (by holding it in the urine stream). It is better to begin the urine flow and then put the strip into the flow. This allows for a “cleaner catch.”… Read More How to Test Urine for Ketones (Adults and Potty-Trained Children)