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Re: [IP] re: When to Test for Ketones



Catherine,

We were told that we should check for ketones whenever the bg is over 240,
or during illness even if the bg isn't high.

Sheila

catherine popper wrote:

> So if your BG is high for reasons you can comprehend
> (ate pizza, spoonfuls of maple syrup), you correct the
> high. Then if your BG hasn't come down is that when
> you check for ketones? Again, I never check unless I'm
> sick. When I started the pump in May and none of the
> infusion sets were working (some kind of resistance to
> the teflon, now on bent needle) I would get up to 400
> and then just take an injection and try a new site. It
> never occurred to me to check for ketones because my
> BG always came down with the injection, or if the new
> site was working. I guess I still don't know when to
> check for ketones. I hate to jinx myself by bringing
> it up again!
> Catherine
> > Testing for ketones can actually be a useful
> > diagnosis tool for
> > understanding why the BG is high.
>
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