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[IP] Re: DKA Advice



At 5:03 PM -0800 12/22/04, Barbara Young wrote:
>Another doctor at the
>hospital said he had never heard of blood ketone meters and wanted us to check
>urine ketones instead....


But that is just like Urine Bg testing as opposed to Blood Bg 
testing.  It always shows up first in the blood and when it hits a 
high enough level it spills over into the urine.  Blood Ketone 
testing first is a good idea when there is nausea and possible 
dehydration.   JMO, and I'm no doctor!

George
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