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



Why do you want to know about ketones all that badly? 
Are you going to change the way you manage your high
blood sugar depending on whether you have ketones or
not? I certainly don't.  If your sugar is high,
correct with a bolus and go on with life.  

Brandon


--- catherine popper <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I understand - that's what I was always told, but I
> think it's excessive. One out of every 6 or 7 of my
> infusion sites doesn't work. So my BG goes to
> 300,400
> and I figure out what's going on. So I change the
> site
> and depending on my level of panic, give myself an
> injection. If my BG is on the way down, why check
> for
> ketones? Or if you ate pizza and your BG is 250
> afterward, why check for ketones? Though I
> appreciate
> the responses I've received, no one has answered my
> question which involves more  than the standard
> "when
> BG are >240" textbook answer. 
> 
> > 
> > We were told that we should check for ketones
> > whenever the bg is over 240,
> 
> 
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