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How do you or your child usually test for ketones?


Urine ketone strips from a vial






Foil-wrapped urine ketone strips






MediSense Precision Xtra






I use something else






I don't test for ketones






I don't know what ketones are






How do you or your child usually test for ketones?

Poll dates: July 15 - 22, 2001
Total Votes: 653

People with Type 1 diabetes are advised to test for ketones when their blood sugar is high or when they're sick (see Hyperglycemia). Until recently, that mean urine test strips. The vast majority (83%) of our respondents report using this type of testing. If you test infrequently, you may want to get foil-wrapped strips, so that each strip remains fresh until the foil is opened.

With the advent of the MediSense Precision Xtra, you can now test for blood ketones. Many people prefer this to urine testing, though only 7% of our respondents report using it.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:54
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