Hi everyone, Can anyone tell me if I should have a supply of those strips for testing for keytones (type 1)? I mentioned it to my diabetic nurse and she said I didn't need them, but I thought if I was ever ill and my blood sugar went through the roof that it was important to test for keytones as this can be very dangerous. I haven't been ill yet and my levels have never gone really high since diagnosis but when I was admitted to hospital initially I was 23 with +++ keytones. Should I push to get these strips for when I am ill? Also should I get the flu jab this winter? Do us diabetics qualify? Thanks.