Why Test Ketone?
Ketones are a type of acid produced when there is a shortage of insulin in the blood and your body breaks down fat for fuel. The accumulation and elevated level of ketones will lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DHA) which is a potentially life-threatening complication in diabetes patients, especially those with type1 diabetes.
American Diabetes Association now recommends testing your ketone level on sick days or blood glucose more than 300 mg/dL. A study in a New York Hospital also showed that if DKA was prevented at home, it could prevent physician visit, emergency department visit, and even hospital or intensive care admission.
Your cells can not use glucose for energy.
Your body begin to burn fat, this process produce ketone.
Ketone build up in the blood make it more acidic.
Ketoacidosis is serious and dangerous
Who Should Test Ketone?
Being often to feel thirst
Blood glucose above 300 mg/dL
Feel hard to breathe and breath smells “fruity”
0.6 mmol/L : Normal range
1.0 mmol/L : Hyperketonemia
3.0 mmol/L : Ketoacidosis
- Display Glucose, Ketone, and Cholesterol Level
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- Applying 2+2 Bio Technology
- Large LCD Display
- Strip Ejection
- 1000 memory Sets
- 0~70% HCT Range