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Ketones

Following an illness, my daughter’s blood sugar has been variable at home. She tested negative for antibodies. What could be causing her erratic blood sugars?

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My daughter has had fruity smelling breath and urine ketones, which do not last, but normal or lower blood sugars. She has been losing weight despite eating some large meals. With her symptoms, should we get a blood glucose meter for home? What kind of tests should we consider? And, what type of doctor should we find?

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During a recent stomach bug, my daughter, who does not have diabetes, had low blood sugars and ketones. Why?

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When my son is ill, I smell acetone in his breath. Is this something about which I should be worried?

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Is it necessary to check for ketones? For a year and a half, we have not checked our son for ketones when he has highs, just made corrections.

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My son was spilling ketones with an elevated blood sugar last night so we gave him water and extra insulin. Overnight he was low. Ketones returned this morning. Was this just due to dehydration? At what point do I call the doctor? I’m confused by the off and on ketones.

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Our daughter randomly gets sick with large ketones. She eats and drinks extra, takes additional insulin. What could be causing this?

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I would like to understand ketones better. What causes them? How do they affect the bod? How are they formed?

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For a month, my toddler has been urinating only once a day, or less. Her breath smells like ketones. Could she have diabetes? What do you advise?

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