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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (dka)

Short-term high blood sugars are rarely lethal. However, for people with type 1 diabetes and some with type 2 who are not producing enough insulin, periods of high blood sugars can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis. The absence of insulin allows your blood to slowly become acidic. The body’s cells cannot survive under acidic conditions so the liver will try to help the cells that are starved for glucose and secrete glucose. When combined with dehydration, this process accelerates into a poisonous cocktail that undermines the heart, impairs the brain, and can lead to death in days. Prolonged high blood sugars can be caused by missing insulin doses, problems with an insulin pump, being sick with the flu or other illness, or eating more carbohydrates than your body has insulin to process. Who Can Develop Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)? People with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes can develop DKA. Most at risk however, are people with type 1 diabetes because they don’t make any insulin of their own and most people with type 2 diabetes do usually make some of their own insulin. Oftentimes DKA develops in people who have not yet been diagnosed with diabetes. Once diagnosed, people with d Continue reading >>

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  1. anticarb

    Ketone test: Optium Glucometer & Urine strip

    I heard that the ketone result by blood is much more accurate than urine stick.
    But, ketone strip for Optium Glucometer is much more expensive than urine stick. So I'll save ketone strip for Optium Xceed until I see pink from Urine strip.
    In case I need more accurate result, I will use Optium Glucometer.
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    Recently I ate rice temporarily, so there is no color change.
    From now on, I will quit eating rice, bread, etc and see how
    many days does it take to see pink result.
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  2. Daytona

    I like the idea of using the urine strips to see if it's even worth testing with the ketone strip. While they aren't as sensitive, they may work well for this task.
    I have the same meter, in the US the name is Precision xtra. The strips cost $7-8 / strip at my pharmacy and even online at Amazon, $6 / strip. I ended up purchasing them from an accredited Canadian pharmacy for $2 / strip.
    To save money on strips I only test when I plan on using the result to make changes in my diet. If I'm quite sure that I won't be in ketosis (like this morning in a post ice cream hangover) or the opposite where I've tested in ketosis all week and I ate the same as always. So I usually test when I am trying to get back into ketosis, or am experimenting with my total allowed amount of protein or carb. Currently I'm testing if I can handle 80g / day.

  3. anticarb

    Originally Posted by Daytona
    I like the idea of using the urine strips to see if it's even worth testing with the ketone strip. While they aren't as sensitive, they may work well for this task.
    I have the same meter, in the US the name is Precision xtra. The strips cost $7-8 / strip at my pharmacy and even online at Amazon, $6 / strip. I ended up purchasing them from an accredited Canadian pharmacy for $2 / strip. In Korea, ketone strips for glucometer cost about US$2 per strip.
    I will start a low carb diet from tomorrow and the following will be my low carb diet.
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