Ketosis Urine Strips

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Ketosis & Measuring Ketones

Generally, ketone concentrations are lower in the morning and higher in the evening. Whatever time you pick to measure ketone levels, make sure to keep it consistent. Also, do not measure your ketone levels right after exercise. Ketone levels tend to be lower while your glucose levels higher so you won't get representative numbers. Keep in mind there are daily fluctuations caused by changes in hormone levels. Don't get discouraged! Another aspect that affects the level of ketones is the amount of fat in your diet. Some of you may show higher concentration of ketones after a high-fat meal. Coconut oil contains MCTs that will help you boost ketones. To easily increase your fat intake on a ketogenic diet, try fat bombs - snacks with at least 80% fat content. Ketone levels tend to be higher after extensive aerobic exercise as your body depletes glycogen stores. Exercise may help you get into ketosis faster. ketogenic "fruity" breath is not pleasant for most people. To avoid this, drink a lot of water, mint tea and make sure you eat foods rich in electrolytes. Avoid too many chewing gums and mints, as it may put you out of ketosis; there may be hidden carbs affecting your blood sugar. I Continue reading >>

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    I already have the PrecisionXtra made by Abbott. It will test both ketones and glucose - but not on the same strip!!
    You buy glucose strips separate and they are like other brands where you usually buy 50-100 at a time, and maybe a bit higher $$ than average glucose.
    Ketone strips are usually easier to buy online (EBay, Amazon, etc). They are usually 10 to a box and price runs $2-3 per strip - or cheaper maybe in Canada. They are a different foil pack color so you can either go by color or by the fact that glucose or Ketone are clearly printed on whichever one you are looking at. In addition, I have seen Ketone strips "cheaper" but they are closer to their expiration date. So you watch out for that.
    To my mind, the PrecisionXtra tests too high for glucose. Or else the old model I had (freestyle, also by Abbott, glucose only, a hand me down from my stepdad) was not working properly and read Low and/or I'm still in denial.
    What's that saying - there is no river in denial??
    So I have been going nuts trying to analyze the prices for the Nova Max Plus equipment, which from all appearances, will do the same as my PrecisionXtra but cheaper. Some will sell just the meter itself and I prolly don't need a new lancet specifically. EBay seems to have the cheapest just for the box of Ketone strips. So I may by the meter from Amazon or from the NovaMax website, and buy the strips from eBay. Or I may get the whiz-bang "free" meter with your choice of 2 box configurations - 2 boxes of ketone strips (total of 20 strips); 2 boxes of glucose (total 100 glucose strips); or 1 box Ketone (10) strips and 1 box of glucose (50) --- all three combos land at $39.98 or some such (and I am pretty much repeating what someone else said earlier here, or in another thread, sorry, more as confirming that I wasn't crazy since someone else had same info.)... thinking I may just do it that way, and then plan to buy replacement strips from the eBay vendors.
    Decisions decisions...
    Then I want to compare with the PrecisionXtra and see what my numbers are...
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  2. RITA1956

    What is the site to get it? It's a different meter than one a diabetic uses to check for glucose level right?
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  3. TRACY6659

    So I have questions about the blood testing for ketones. Are you using the standard diabetic testing supplies? The meter looks the same, but are there different types of test strips? or is it the same and there is a different reading you look for? obviously I'm confused
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