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Ketones and steroids

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Aknitty, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Aknitty

    Aknitty · Member

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    Has anyone had ketones related to steroid injections in pregnancy? Am only 0.6 but unsure how I will be treated as blood sugar readings are okay.
  2. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    Not to steroids but while eating low carb I saw ketones up to 4mmol a couple of times with blood sugar at 6 or 7mmol.

    My OB said it's T1s who have to watch their ketones more than gestational diabetics so he wasn't worried.

    Most other nights I had ketones around 1mmol by morning if I stopped eating by 8pm and just ate meat and vegetables for dinner, and maybe lunch too. But not necessarily a completely carb free day.

    It's much easier to make ketones while pregnant. Breastfeeding can do it to you as well.
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