Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 2, 2005
Hyperglycemia and DKA
Question from USA:
Can a diabetic tell when they are producing ketones? Is there any way to smell your own breath to check for them or tatse them?
By the time you can smell ketones, you are fairly intensely ketotic. It is really a bad idea to wait that long. Blood or urine is the way to go to test. Test when the glucose is sustained high and/or you are ill. If you are vomiting, you must check right away. High glucose; high ketones, nausea and vomiting are reasons for an emergency call to the doctor.