Do you have ketone strips (urine or blood) that are not expired on hand?
Yes I have them.
I have them, but they're expired.
I'm not sure if I do.
Nope. Maybe I should get a prescription.
I don’t check for ketones.
Ketones can be like kryptonite for people with type 1 diabetes, and the symptoms of ketone build up are often what lead to the diagnosis of T1D. People are increasingly being diagnosed in what’s known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which can be life-threatening. Understanding what ketones are, how to measure ketone levels, and what to do when you have ketones is critical to managing T1D.
Check out this article, "Monitoring and Treating Ketones with T1D" by our Clinical Director, Marissa Town, BSN, RN, CDCES.