From Virginia, USA:
My daughter is almost 12 and was diagnosed at 16 months. Though she frequently has high/fluctuating blood sugars, she rarely shows ketones on ketone strips. Why would she not show ketones when her sugars are high? Can kidney problems be determined through a blood test when other routine tests are done?
Ketones are present in the urine of diabetic patients having high blood sugars only when there is a significant imbalance of overall metabolic control with insulin shortage and consequent increased utilisation of fatty fuels, such as in DKA, or after a serious hypo with rebound hyperglycemia. Kidney problems are routinely screened when routine tests are done (i.e., through microalbumin in the urine or blood creatinine levels).
Original posting 2 Aug 1999
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:06
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.