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Ketones

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by NowClosed11, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. NowClosed11

    NowClosed11 Type 1 · Guest

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    Just done a test strip
    0.40
    Second day it has gone up
    First was .015
    Anyone else think am on way to a dose of it ?!
     
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    NowClosed11 Type 1 · Guest

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    Drinking loads and getting thirsty again ..... Oh sod it !!
    I am .... I ruddy well am !!
    Oh bum biscuits
     
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  3. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    What's your blood glucose level?
     
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    NowClosed11 Type 1 · Guest

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    Last night went to bed at 9.8
    Woke at 12.8 had breakfast
    Just testing now as 3 hours since had one Dex
     
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    NowClosed11 Type 1 · Guest

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    One sec'
    Dam phone lol
     
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    NowClosed11 Type 1 · Guest

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    8.5
    But had 40g carbs for breakfast
    And took 5 u its
    So in right place for now
    But this seems to happen at night and through night
     
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    NowClosed11 Type 1 · Guest

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    But am about to take a trip across London
    So prob best to check after that
    As if higher then .... Well I don't know what that means really
    All I know is if the stick his dark pink
    That pants
    If near skin colour then ... Dif not that for last few days
     
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    Not sure why your testing for ketones with these readings ? I would only test (and that's if I had strips lol) at 18 mol/l and above.

    No point otherwise and a waste of strips..
     
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    Good point - had forgotten to say had to dose ajust for last few nights as been
    18.9-29.5-19.3
    And after these nights two of them did not move even though I did ajust
    Been fighting to get it under control
    But sticks was told to do if head bangs kidneys hurt
    Thirsty
    And all of that is going on
     
  10. NowClosed11

    NowClosed11 Type 1 · Guest

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    But the strip I have just done now shows still 0.40
    Uuurghhhhh pants
    Ignor it I shall
     
  11. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    anything less than 1.5mmol/l is fine...........


    is it a blood ketone test your doing?
     
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    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Test ketones at 13 mmol/L or above if you feel in any way unwell.
     
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    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to give advice on ketone readings because there are at least 3 different measurement scales (units) in use, in addition to the colour scale on urine ketone strips.

    Any chance you could say what units the "0.40" is?
     
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    Maybe wrongly I am assuming its the blood test ketone, as anything is else is not very helpful to be honest if your looking to accurately manage them.....

    ;)
     
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    NowClosed11 Type 1 · Guest

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    Yep...blood test ...am now clear after hard flushing and fighting to get blood back down ....7.9 after a 22 spike ...sees ok at mo but will have keep eye on as still thirsty an head is banging away all week .... Thank u all
     
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    Nope
    They back again
    .40 again
     
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    We're talking mmol/L of beta ketones here then?
     
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