Re: [IPk] ketones with normal blood sugar
The bent cannula could result in high sugars and some ketones as you
experienced. It is possible for Ds and non-Ds to have small or trace ketones
from fasting, dieting, not eating enough carb, and from illness.
I have posted recently about my horrific hospital experience with massively
high ketones, symptoms of ketoacidosis (weight loss of 5kg overnight, heavy
breathing, nausea, weakness, sore chest and stomach, peeing and drinking
non-stop), and sugars between 4-8mM the whole day (and eating plenty
The Endo explained that Ds can get high ketones even with normal sugars, and if
the ketones are moderate or higher, you should present to hospital. You can get
the situation just before developing an illness for example. I got mine 12 hours
before a bout of gastroenteritis.
Don't worry about your small ketones unless the sugars rise too, or if the
ketones go higher, or you start to feel unwell. There is no mistaking that DKA
HOpe this has been of help to you.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sara Pumford" <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] ketones with normal blood sugar
> Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 14:00:59 +0100
> Wonder if anyone can help, last night i had a problem with a bent cannulae
> resulting in ketones (small) and blood glucose of 18.5. Changed infusion set
> bolused with pen and this morning they were down to 8.1(with trace ketones)
> later this morning blood sugars have been in the 7's with no ketones but just
> before lunch i have ketones (small) again with a blood sugar of 7.3. I am
> worried that the new infusion set is not working properly but then
> surely blood
> sugars would be high. i dn't know whether to change whole set again - i'm
> getting a bit stressed out. I cannot phone my dsn as she is away.
> any ideas? I have had ketones before with normal blood suagrs when on mdi!
> not ill either so don't think it could be that.
> sara davies
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