How Do You Get Rid Of Ketones In Your Urine?

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How To Treat Ketoacidosis

Immediately drink a large amount of non-caloric or low caloric fluid. Continue to drink 8 to 12 oz. every 30 minutes. Diluted Gatorade, water with Nu-Salt™ and similar fluids are good because they help restore potassium lost because of high blood sugars. Take larger-than-normal correction boluses every 3 hours until the blood sugar is below 200 mg/dl (11 mmol) and ketones are negative. It will take much more rapid insulin than normal to bring blood sugars down when ketones are present in the urine or blood. Often, one and a half to two times the normal insulin dose for a high blood sugar will be necessary. Higher insulin doses than these will be needed if there is an infection or other major stress. If nausea becomes severe or last 4 hours or more, call your physician. If vomiting starts or you can no longer drink fluids, have a friend or family member call your physician immediately, then go directly to an emergency room for treatment. Never omit your insulin, even if you cannot eat. A reduced insulin dose might be needed, but only if your blood sugar is currently low. When high blood sugars or ketoacidosis happen, it is critical that you drink lots of fluid to prevent dehydrati Continue reading >>

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  1. sasha1

    Hi All...
    In one or my replies yesterday I mentioned the 2 type of ketones...Thought it might be useful to some to explain the difference.
    STARVATION KETONES: Starvation Ketones are produced when the BG level is low. The urine glucose concentration will then be low too. The reason the cells are starving is because there is not enough food and glucose in the blood, which happens when you have'nt been eating enough, when you have been vomiting, or if you have gastroenteritis. If the low BG is caused by a high dose of insulin, the production of ketones will be stopped as insulin counteracts the transformation of fat and fatty acids to ketones.
    DIABETES KETONES: If you are deficient in insulin, the available glucose will be in the wrong place, i.e. in the bloodstream outside the cell instead of inside the cell. Both the glucose level and the urine concentration will then be high. High BG level at the same time as ketones and high urine glucose concentration (3-5%) always suggests a shortage of insulin, as long as the urine test is taken during the day and you have not suffered from hypoglycaemia recently.
    KETONES IN THE MORNING URINE: When you wake up in the morning, urine has been in the bladder for so long that it is very difficult to say exactly when during the night the glucose or ketones entered the urine. A urine test might show both glucose and ketones if you had a hypo early in the night, followed by a rebound effect in the morning with high BG resulting in both glucose and ketones in the urine. The same results will be seen if your BG has been high all night and the cells have been starved of sugar by a shortage of insulin. In this case, the ketones may make you feel sick in the morning. Ketones without glucose in the urine indicate you may not have eaten enough before going to bed.
    HIGH LEVELS OF KETONES: If you are insulin-deficient, you will feel unwell. This is caused by the increased level of ketones, rather than the high BG level. If your body is producing lots of ketones, your body will become acidic. Passing ketones into the urine is the bodies way of getting rid of the excess ketones.

  2. Steff

    thank you heidi you always do such informative posts , i didnt even realise they was 4 diffirent kinds
    cheers xx

  3. insulinaddict09

    Thanks Heidi , you beat me to it !!! I was reading some posts this morning and someone ( a type1 for several yrs) was confused over Ketones and the different ones , especially starvation ketones and ketones for dka .

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