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Re: [IPk] dr scarpello

Hi Di,

I have never tested for ketones, and like you, if I am high I just take some 
extra insulin.

I know other people's experiences have been very different, though, and 
perhaps if you have had a major problem in the past you will want to test 
for ketones!


>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] dr scarpello
>Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 10:39:02 +0000
>On Thu, 08 Feb 2001, you wrote:
> >>
> >Foreget Dr Scarpello, he does not believe in pumps!! Or in testing for
> >Ketones!!!!
> >
> >I'm fascinated, John. Why doesn't he believe in testing for ketones?
>To be honest, I don't really believe in it either. There might be some
>people for whom it's useful, but I've never found any need to test for
>them. if I've been high for several hours, I KNOW I have a problem and I do
>something about it. I don't need ketone strips to tell me that. If I remain
>high and can't get my BGs down, I get to the doctor/hospital. What would
>you do differently if you knew you had ketones?  I wouldn't do anything
>different, so I don't see a need to test for them.
>Someone did mention about using them to see what had happening in the
>night, which I can see would be useful though.
>  Di
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