How do you or your child usually test for ketones?
Urine ketone strips from a vial
Foil-wrapped urine ketone strips
MediSense Precision Xtra
I use something else
I don't test for ketones
I don't know what ketones are
How do you or your child usually test for ketones?Poll dates: July 21 - 28, 2002
Total Votes: 623
People with type 1 diabetes are advised to test for ketones when their blood sugar is high or when they're sick (see Hyperglycemia). Until recently, that mean urine test strips. The vast majority (80%) of our respondents report using urine testing. If you test infrequently, you may want to get foil-wrapped strips, so that each strip remains fresh until the foil is opened.
With the advent of the MediSense Precision Xtra, you can test for blood ketones. Many people prefer this to urine testing, though only 8% of our respondents report using it. This isn't much different from a similar poll we ran in July 2001.[Return to the current poll]
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:37:10
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