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Re: [IPp] Re: ketones with in-range readings



Thanks to everyone for helping us understand how the ketones are appearing.  
We never saw ketones (thank goodness) in the 18 months he was on shots, 
except for dx and time in hospital.

He definitely IS eating less, due to rarely snacking anymore and only eating 
what he is hungry for, which is not always the carb amount he ate on shots.  
We are thinking this may have been what caused the ketones.

Thanks very much!
Allison
mom to Jeremy, 8, pumping 6/7/02


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Subject: [IPp] Re: ketones with in-range readings
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 02:50:49 EDT

<<Does anyone know why we might be seeing trace-small ketones when Jeremy's
readings have been in range (or slightly low) for the past several days?  He
has been able to drink them away, since his b.g. readings were fine and not
showing need for extra insulin..>>

Hi Alison,
      Did you know that anyone can produce ketones?  He could have been
producing ketones from not having enough carbs to eat, maybe too active for
the amount of food he ate, or skipping a meal.
      Ketone production is a common side-effect of low carb diets.  Years 
ago,
my GP called me back after a routine check-up because I showed ketones in my
urine.  Asked me if I had skipped breakfast the day of the appointment, so I
knew they were from not eating.  When Claire was dx, one of the first things
I was taught was about ketones when bgs were high.  I was completely puzzled
by this, as I knew that I had ketones when my bgs were a bit low.  The sad
part of this, is that the nursed couldn't explain to me why you could have
ketones with low bgs, and diabetics have them with high bgs!  I have had to
teach myself everything about diabetes ever since.

Barbara, Mum of Claire 8> .
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