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Re: [IP] ketones still there!



Heather, remember that all urine tests (sugar and ketone) are subject to a
number of variables, kidney thresholds, the amount of water you drank, did
you empty your bladder last time, and the amount of time that passed since
you last emptied your bladder etc.
Also at best urine tests are "old news". It takes awhile for stuff to travel
through your kidneys and collect in your bladder. There is a considerable
time lag. The test may be showing "what was" and not "what is".

Which makes me think..all urine tests stink (no pun intended). We really
should have a blood strip that measures ketones..so that we know what is
going on in real time. I know that would help some people avoid DKA.

Anyhow you are doing the right thing, drink lots of liquids to flush em out
via your kidneys.-James
----- Original Message -----
From: "Heather" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2001 11:31 AM
Subject: [IP] ketones still there!


> I just checked again, and my bg is ok... 120, but I have small ketones
> again!  (up from trace earlier today)  What should I be doing?!  This is
> frustrating....
>
> Heather
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