Monday, December 12, 2011

Ketone Testing

Testing blood for ketones can help detect DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) which is a serious medical complication of diabetes caused by low insulin conditions.  

Most people test for ketones if blood sugar is above 250.

Readings below 0.6 mmol/L ~ Normal Range

Readings 0.6 to 1.5 mmol/L ~ Indicate the development of a problem that may require medical assistance.  Follow your doctors recommendations.

Readings Above 1.5 mmol/L ~ Indicate high risk of DKA.  Follow your doctors recommendations.

1 comment:

  1. My diabetic nurse told me most type 1 do not test their ketones. Having had dka more then i care too remember I always test and keep them handy. It does not take that long too test and gives you peace of mind.