What Does It Mean When You Have Ketones In Your Urine?

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Diabetes Urine Tests

Urine tests may be done in people with diabetes to evaluate severe hyperglycemia (severe high blood sugar) by looking for ketones in the urine. Ketones are a metabolic product produced when fat is metabolized. Ketones increase when there is insufficient insulin to use glucose for energy. Urine tests are also done to look for the presence of protein in the urine, which is a sign of kidney damage. Urine glucose measurements are less reliable than blood glucose measurements and are not used to diagnose diabetes or evaluate treatment for diabetes. They may be used for screening purposes. Testing for ketones is most common in people with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes: What Are The Symptoms? This test detects the presence of ketones, which are byproducts of metabolism that form in the presence of severe hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar). Ketones are formed from fat that is burned by the body when there is insufficient insulin to allow glucose to be used for fuel. When ketones build up to high levels, ketoacidosis (a serious and life-threatening condition) may occur. Ketone testing can be performed both at home and in the clinical laboratory. Ketones can be detected by dipping a tes Continue reading >>

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  1. cappinA

    Body ache from Keto.

    Just wondering, I asked this question elsewhere, but no one has answered it. I'm about 5 days into my Keto diet and my body has a constant ache. It's like I've been working out, but it's been a week since I could get to the gym so I decided I'd adjust to the new diet. I'm consuming around 1600 calories a day. I weigh 262, I'm 6'3-6'4. If someone could give me some advice it would be great.

  2. pperry

    I'm not sure about a constant ache but I've had considerable doms recently, might just be my new program though

  3. BlackHeart.au

    yeah i had that when i tried keto, personally i hate that diet. I'd rather something i can stick to... example : going out for dinner, limited options etc is just not for me.

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