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Just wondering if many people check there Ketones themselves and how often ? When should they be checked?

Caringbah
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Orwell, OH
when u get sick, if ur bg is over 300....when we have to check them its every few hrs when she's sick, or we see that she has them when we test her

Basildon, GBR
I usually check my ketones when I have have had a couple of days when my bg is high and when I feel unwell

Daphne, AL
If BG is over 300 or sick days.

St Paul, MN
When you feel sick your BS is high and I mean high for you everyone has a diff high, start checking !

St Paul, MN
I have been****30 years and have severe neuropathy, gastropaersis, and if that's not enough I have MS ! So if anyone needs help just text me I am a nurse also but can't work been disabled for 8y.

Mt Vernon, WA
Guideline for checking for ketones, is if your blood sugar is over 250mg/dl two or more times in a row... I check myself and after 20yrs, only check when I feel like something is up.

Caringbah
I don't really understand the 300 or 250mg I'm in Australia my glucose ranges are measured in the ranges of 4.0 -8.0 under 4.0 is low over 8.0 is high

Mt Vernon, WA
I think it would be 31.25mmol is equal to 250mg. I was told to divide the mg/dl amount by 8 in order to get mmol/dl

Caringbah
Ok so very high then

Mt Vernon, WA
I'm probably wrong because it's not very high in my units... Let me see of I can find other info that will help us get on the same page

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