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Re: [IP] Ketones


Don't feel stupid.

Basically it is advised to check for ketones when your bs > 240.
Depending on what your ketones are you give additional insulin to cover
your high.  If you have the pumping insulin book it talks about it there
and how much you should give.

I hope this helps.

Karen Cleaver wrote:

> Please don't anyone yell at me, but I have a question about ketones.
> I have read several posts where people were advised to check their
> ketones when their bs levels are very high.  My question is why do you
> have to check them?  If your bs is high and you give the insulin, what
> good does checking for ketones do?  I've only read to drink liquids
> (h2o) to flush them out, but  it just seems like they will disappear
> on their own once the bs goes back to your normal range.

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