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.
November 29, 2001
Question from San Diego, California, USA:
I am 39, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about six months ago, and I am treated with diet and exercise. My hemoglobin A1c is 5.2%, but I had trace ketones the day after I had a chocolate milkshake which raised me to almost 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Are occasional trace ketones okay if they don't persist?
Don’t confuse ketones in the urine from diabetes with ketones in the urine from fasting. Intermittent ketones are not dangerous to adults by themselves. The ketones are a problem if your sugars are acutely rising or stay high for a time. Otherwise, your blood sugar monitoring is much more important for blood sugar control.