What Are Ketones?
Ketones are harmful chemicals which your body produces when there is too little or no insulin Ketones are harmful chemicals which your body produces when there is too little or no insulin. When you detect ketones in your body, it is a warning sign that your blood glucose level is too high and you need to bring it down immediately. How to Check for Ketones? The easiest way to check for ketones is to use a urine or blood ketone test. Your doctor or nurse can advise you on which ketone test to use. Most ketone test kits come in packages of strips or individually wrapped strips (which can be kept longer). To get accurate results from ketone tests, follow instructions carefully. If you are not sure, always ask your doctor or nurse to show you. Here’s how most urine ketone tests work: First, check that the strips are not beyond their expiry date. Collect a sample of your urine in a clean container. Place a strip in the urine sample. Alternatively, pass it through your urine stream. Shake off excess urine from the strip. Wait for the strip to change colour. Compare the strip to the Continue reading >>