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Re: [IPk] dr scarpello



Hello All,

The advice given by our Diabetes team is that if you test above 15 you
should check ketones - particularly if there is no apparent reason for the
high blood sugar.  I was given an Medisense Optimum blood monitor as part of
a patient trial, although I believe they are now available through the
hospitals, and this does a blood ketone reading in the same way as a blood
sugar.  I get the sticks directly from Medisense - I am now on to my second
pack, which means I have done 6 readings in about 8 months (all of them were
0.0).
Not sure if this is any help - the consultant sounds like one or two I have
met, but to quote a DSN from one clinic I attended - "Every consultant has
to retire eventually" and thankfully, most of the new generation are open to
new ideas.

Kate Clapham
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ingrid Morrow" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 11:38 AM
Subject: 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!
>
>
> Ingrid
>
>
>
> >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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