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From Henderson, North Carolina, USA:

I was diagnosed with diabetes approximately three years ago, and I have read some information about ketones. Is there any way of testing at home?


Ketones can be tested for by using a dipstick method on your urine at home. This is recommended, especially for typeá1 diabetes patients who are prone to develop DKA [diabetic ketoacidosis].


[Editor's comment: The Precision Xtra blood glucose meter can also be used to test blood for ketones. SS]

Original posting 6 Apr 2002
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA


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