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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Yousaf121, Mar 12, 2021.
Did NHS give ketone meter to diabetic patients who are on insulin.
Which ketone meter is the best. Please can anyone suggest me.
Hello and welcome @Yousaf121
Yes you should either get a meter or ketone sticks, however as a type 1 diabetic of 9 years I think i've only tested for ketones once, but I do manage my condition very carefully, if my levels were more erratic so running high frequently or I was suffering from other conditions that impacted on my condition then I would probably use them. So personally I don't feel they are necessary - are you newly diagnosed ?
Hello @Yousaf121 There isn't a best one as such, just any that will measure them will do or ketone sticks.
@Yousaf121 As both of your threads share the same title I have merged them into one, thanks J
The cheapest to run that I have found at about 80p per test is this one.
You could ask your doctor for one but I doubt they would prescribe it.
Which Type are you? It doesn't state under your avatar
If you are Type 1 then yes they should but if your Type 2 then they don't have to as Type 2's are less likely to ever develop ketones as they still produce insulin
Yes - the NHS can provide this
My husband has a Glucomen Areo as his NHS provided meter - it can test for ketones as well as glucose. He got it as a replacement for his old meter at a hospital appt in 2020. You just need the ketone strips. Hub has both types of strips on hiss repeat prescription - though since changing to this meter he has rarely had to test for ketones so is still on his first box.
I will say - its not my favourite meter to use - it seems to error more than my Contour Next - but it is very reassuring to have a ketone meter for times of illness.
Do note that it can very much depend on your CCG, I was refused ketone blood testing strips (though they did give me some urine testing ones) until I got a pump and the hospital told them to add to my prescription.
My gp and consultant never issued keytone test.. my consultant asked me once if I get keytones I said how would I know.. but still never gave me any
It was one of the first things the hospital gave me when moving to pump
I am type 2 but my readings are very high
Thanks Juicyj, from last 6 years I am diabetic and lots of other conditions which I am suffering. My doctors told me that my ketones are very high. that's why I think to get a ketones meter to monitor my self.