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When do you or your child test for ketones?

 
     

When I am sick

 
 

9%

 

71

 
     

When my blood sugar is high (e.g., over 240 mg/dl)

 
 

14%

 

110

 
     

Both when I am sick and have high blood sugar

 
 

55%

 

423

 
     

I almost never test for ketones

 
 

17%

 

135

 
     

Other

 
 

2%

 

21

 
 

When do you or your child test for ketones?

Poll dates: May 13 - 20, 2001
Total Votes: 760

Testing for urine ketones when you're ill or have very high blood sugar is an essential part of good diabetes management. The presence of ketones can indicate insufficient insulin, for example, which can lead to ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition. Early detection of ketones, coupled with treatment using extra fast-acting insulin (Humalog or Regular), can help prevent ketoacidosis.

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