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Type 2 Ketone meter

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Yousaf121, Mar 12, 2021.

  1. Yousaf121

    Yousaf121 · Member

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    Did NHS give ketone meter to diabetic patients who are on insulin.
     
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    Which ketone meter is the best. Please can anyone suggest me.
     
  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    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 ?
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Hello @Yousaf121 There isn't a best one as such, just any that will measure them will do or ketone sticks.
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    @Yousaf121 As both of your threads share the same title I have merged them into one, thanks J
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    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
    xx
     
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    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    searley Type 1 · Moderator
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    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
     
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    I am type 2 but my readings are very high
     
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    Thank you
     
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    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.
     
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