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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious problem that can occur in people with diabetes if their body starts to run out of insulin. This causes harmful substances called ketones to build up in the body, which can be life-threatening if not spotted and treated quickly. DKA mainly affects people with type 1 diabetes, but can sometimes occur in people with type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, it's important to be aware of the risk and know what to do if DKA occurs. Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis Signs of DKA include: needing to pee more than usual being sick breath that smells fruity (like pear drop sweets or nail varnish) deep or fast breathing feeling very tired or sleepy passing out DKA can also cause high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia) and a high level of ketones in your blood or urine, which you can check for using home-testing kits. Symptoms usually develop over 24 hours, but can come on faster. Check your blood sugar and ketone levels Check your blood sugar level if you have symptoms of DKA. If your blood sugar is 11mmol/L or over and you have a blood or urine ketone testing kit, check your ketone level. If you do a blood ketone test: lower than 0.6mmol/L is a normal reading Continue reading >>

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  1. puppydfh

    Where to buy CHEAP ketone strips?

    Ok, i'm ready to make the buy but been looking on Amazon at strips and meters and cant seem to find the right combo. Of course the strips should be Nova if I get a nova meter and same with the prescision or does what type of ketone strips matter with the meter?
    I read someone said they get the ketone strips from Canada for fairly cheap. I called the pharmacy at my clinic and they didnt have a clue as to what I was talking about.
    So I need to know if strips are meter specific or if they can go with any meter and where to buy cheapest strips for blood ketone meter.
    I'm all set and ready to order I just need to know what to order and many thanks!

  2. walkerwally1

    I bought the Precision Xtra meter on Amazon. I think it was around $18. I bought the strips from Buy Precision Xtra Online - Buy Prescriptions Online - Order Medications Online
    at $19.99 for 10 strips. I am sure that the strips are only good for the meters from the same manufactures. That is how they make their money. There is no generic test strip that I am aware of.

  3. Shanny

    I have the Nova Max Plus, and it requires Nova Max Plus ketone strips. My pharmacy has ten ketone strips for $20. I agree with Wally - there's no such thing as a generic strip - neither ketone nor glucose.

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