• INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [Ketones] Ketones and Exercise – What You Need to Know
    In a new set of guidelines for Type 1 diabetes and exercise, I and my fellow researchers warn that people with Type 1 diabetes need to monitor for elevated levels of ketones during exercise. If you have Type 1 and exercise regularly, testing for ketones could save your life. Ketones develop in our bodies when we mobilize fat as fuel.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Ketones] Too Many with Type 1 Don’t Test for Ketones
    The University of Florida Health study found that 32 percent of Type 1 households lack any means to test for ketones, and some 20 percent of respondents have never tested for ketones. According to a Healio report , the study found that ketone testing became less frequent as people with Type 1 aged. Commentary. sponsor.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Ketones] {Kids First Diabetes Second} Diabetes Camp
    Just don’t ask her about having to pee on ketone strips…she HATES that because you have to walk all the way down to the bathroom when you have a high blood sugar. Plus we use blood ketone strips at home. You might be wondering why I am talking about summer diabetes camps during the middle of winter. Diabetes Camp. Thanks!
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Ketones] I'm a Checker, but not a Mice Checker.Yo
    checking a blood glucose, ketones, and then bolusing insulin. Me: "I checked his BG.high 200s, ketones were OK.I've bolused twice over the last three hours." Him: "Did you check the mice?" ( referring to our traps) Me: "I'm the ketone checker ; you're the mice checker." A few days ago. Joe currently has one. I was up at 3 am.
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    [Ketones] Growin' Up D'
    The blood ketone monitor and a scrumpled strip wrapper was laying on the island. He decided to check ketones before going to bed the night before. The tasks are one thing. They are fairly straight forward. First do "this", then "this", and then "this". There is a whole other level to managing t1d; the critical thinking aspect.
  • BRIDGE WRITES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Ketones] Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
    She couldn't pee just yet so she said, so I tested her ketones with our blood ketone meter. Her blood sugar was pretty good for just having ate breakfast, 124, but that little sigh of relief soon changed when I saw the ketone meter, 3.0. 130 (Great number), but ketones jumped to 3.5. That title may SHOCK some of you.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
    [Ketones] Patients with type 1 diabetes may need to check ketones more often
    Many people with type 1 diabetes don't check frequently enough for buildup of ketones, acids that can cause serious damage to the kidneys and other organs, according to a U.S. study.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Ketones] Ketoacidosis Claimed Our Son During His First Year of College
    After Nicholas’s initial diagnosis, we were sent home with all the literature and paraphernalia, including ketone test strips. The ketone test strips were soon forgotten because we didn’t realize the potential lethal danger of ketoacidosis. Our son was found dead in his bed by his college roommates. This is the story we have. sponsor.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Ketones] I Struggle with PCOS and Type 1 Diabetes
    I sleep through a CGM alarm, again. never do this, but this week I do it several times. There are other symptoms, too, but I don’t connect the dots. I’ve been extremely hungry, but I think it’s because of a new walking commute. My blood sugars are everywhere, but that’s life. sponsor. And then my period comes two weeks early. sponsor. Treatment
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Ketones] 20 Questions to Ask a New Endocrinologist
    When do you have your patients test for ketones? This edited excerpt is from The Savvy Diabetic – A Survival Guide (reprinted by permission): You can, and should, ask to meet an endocrinologist or doctor before you choose to become a patient in their practice. Most often, doctors will give you 15 minutes to meet and ask questions. sponsor.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Ketones] 20 Questions Every Person with Type 1 Should Ask a New Endocrinologist
    When do you have your patients test for ketones? This edited excerpt is from The Savvy Diabetic – A Survival Guide (reprinted by permission): You can, and should, ask to meet an endocrinologist or doctor before you choose to become a patient in their practice. Most often, doctors will give you 15 minutes to meet and ask questions. sponsor.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Ketones] Novel glucose meter debuts to tackle diabetes
    A NEW hi-tech glucose meter known as Nova Max Plus Meter, that measures level of ketones in diabetic patients, is now in the Nigerian market.
  • D-MOM  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Ketones] {Diabetes Awareness Month} Thought 22
    Ketones don’t only develop with high blood sugars, they can also develop with lows, such as with the stomach flu. Check ketones anytime a child vomits.” ” Every day during Diabetes Awareness Month , I will share a fact, tip, or thought on Twitter, Facebook , Pinterest , and Instagram.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Ketones] {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
    For blood sugar above 250 or 300, as suggested by your endocrinologist, ketones should be checked. Recently I shared a section of the book about hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Today I am sharing a bit about high blood sugar. Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar). The condition can also occur as a rebound after treating low blood sugar. Thanks!
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Ketones] Morgan Angerbauer Needlessly Died from DKA in Jail
    The next day, she was registering blood sugar readings over 400 and 500, which probably meant she was already generating ketones in the bloodstream. Commentary. The video’s timestamp also contradicts the timeline provided in an official report by investigators of the efforts to try and save her. penal system. sponsor. and 2 a.m., sponsor.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
    [Ketones] If You Have Diabetes and Find Out You’re Pregnant
    FB: If you have high blood sugar that persists despite treatment or nausea, vomiting or ketones in the urine contact your diabetes providers for immediate assistance. This post originally appeared on January 11, 2016. Sometimes things don’t go as planned and without any preparation you may find yourself pregnant. What resources are available?
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Ketones] Magic always comes with a price.
    And still, no one at our pharmacy even knows what a Blood Ketone Meter is. I used to be an avid watcher of the ABC show “Once Upon A Time.” They are good people, trying to do good things. promise you they aren’t virtual Ebenezer Scrooges. They are people who genuinely want to make a difference in the world. My children. Choice? God help us.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Ketones] The Pros and Cons of Insulin Pump Therapy
    Blood sugar can rise very quickly, and ketones may appear in the bloodstream and urine if the problem is not corrected. 7. Editor’s Note: In his book, Think Like A Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin , certified diabetes educator Gary Scheiner devotes a chapter on the basics of insulin pump therapy. Fewer lows.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
    [Ketones] How DKA Happens and What to Do About it
    Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a condition in which the blood becomes highly acidic as a result of dehydration and excessive ketone (acid) production. These waste products are called “ketones.” Ketones are acid molecules that can pollute the bloodstream and affect the body’s delicate pH balance if produced in large quantities.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016
    [Ketones] Detecting diabetes' deadly ketones
    A simple, hand-held breath testing device that detects deadly ketones has been developed by University of Sydney researchers. The device could mean an end to finger-prick blood tests for diabetes patients
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
    [Ketones] Back to School with Diabetes | The Basics
    Create a plan that includes emergency numbers, the child’s insulin regimen, or oral medications for children with type 2 diabetes, who administers blood glucose and ketone monitoring, how to treat high and low blood glucose, and share it with your child’s teachers, the school nurse and the principal. Here are a few of the basics. Educate.
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016
    [Ketones] He's Resilient
    With his high and probable ketones he should have sat out. Perhaps one of the most difficult things to explain to persons not intimately familiar with t1d is the unpredictability of our day-in-the-life. This week. Joe participated in a power skating camp. The camp was two hours long. It took place from 6:50 to 8:50 pm. When I arrived home.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Ketones] {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Sharing the Diagnosis
    Go over the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar, including treatment using the “rule of 15s” (see chapter 4), how and when to use glucagon, signs and symptoms of high blood sugar, and when to check for ketones. Today I talk about how to share the diagnosis with other children, family, and caregivers. Sharing the Diagnosis. Caregivers.
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Ketones] The Tree
    Waiting for a stomachache to subside after a bad pump site and the subsequent ketones. Yes, the title has nothing to do with the post. just loved the photo I took of the area where we waited out the low. It blends in and really, at times, doesn't seem to be too big of a deal until it stops your child in his tracks. Father's Day. We walked.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016
    [Ketones] Managing Diabetes Care at Camp
    Prepare a diabetes supplies box including such things as an extra meter, batteries, pump supplies, ketone testing supplies, extra quick sugar snacks, extra insulin, and insulin pen. Photo by Arthur Pollock. Diabetes Camps. The biggest change is that the increased activity at camp often leads to a decreased insulin dose. stated.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
    [Ketones] Researchers Testing SGLT2 Drugs for Type 1 Use
    Her patients use serum ketone meters and test at the same time they test their glucose. As long as glucose and ketone levels remain in the safe range, she keeps patients on the therapy. Pharma companies are testing whether drugs designed for combatting Type 2 diabetes can be used to also treat Type 1 diabetes. and Canada. Research
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Ketones] {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Advantages and Disadvantages of the Insulin Pump
    DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids and producing acidic ketone bodies that cause symptoms and potentially serious complications. If an insulin pump is not delivering insulin for some reason for a number of hours, blood sugar can rise rather high and ketones can develop. Thanks!
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Ketones] Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Managing Diabetes in High Altitudes (Part II)
    Fat is used for fuel instead, causing an increase of acids (ketones) in the blood. Zack McCune snowboarding in Squaw Valley, California. While there are many people who enjoy snowboarding, skiing, and hiking in the mountains, there are others who like push the limits even further. In the U.S., But what if you’re planning on going even higher?
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [Ketones] Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Managing Diabetes in High Altitudes (Part I)
    And if you’re hiking at high altitudes, always carry urine strips to check for ketones or a blood glucose meter that specifically check for ketones. Ketones can spike if the patient is suffering from nausea and vomiting secondary to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) (more on that in part two) and dehydration. Facing the Cold.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Ketones] In Memoriam to the Undiagnosed
    Ketones build up in the blood, making it acidic, and diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, begins, which can lead to death. A blood sugar test to diagnose Type 1 diabetes only takes a minute, but not doing that initial test can cost a life. When outward symptoms of Type 1 begin to appear, blood sugar levels spike as insulin sensitivity drops.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Ketones] The Stomach Flu…not again!
    Developing ketones, too. ketones. Hopefully she sleeps until noon and her ketones are down and she doesn’t puke again. ketones. She’s eating jello hoping to keep it down…and hoping that calories and insulin help to bring down those ketones. Ketones are coming down. More posts about ketones.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Ketones] If You Have Diabetes and Find Out You’re Pregnant
    FB: If you have high blood sugar that persists despite treatment or nausea, vomiting or ketones in the urine contact your diabetes providers for immediate assistance. Sometimes things don’t go as planned and without any preparation you may find yourself pregnant. In part two of our new series , Florence Brown, M.D., Elvira Isganaitis , M.D.,
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
    [Ketones] Teens with Diabetes
    The only thing I can count on these days is routine set changes, and only because insulin is gone and they don’t like throwing up from ketones. I have three teenage boys with Type 1 Diabetes. haven’t blogged much because I’m trying to respect their privacy and don’t want to throw them under the bus, so to speak. Should I call the police?
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Ketones] Caregivers 101: What to Do When Caring for a Child with Type 1 Diabetes
    – A blood ketone meter. Caring for someone’s child who has type 1 diabetes is a big responsibility. That’s why the Pediatrics team at Joslin Diabetes Center offers caregivers classes , specifically tailored for people who watch over children with type 1 diabetes; people like teachers, grandparents and babysitters. L.D.N., Insulin shots?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [Ketones] A Type 1 Family Gets a Diabetes Alert Dog
    hyperglycemic event causes the body to expire ketones, and the exhaust from the process can be sensed in the breath. A new memoir focuses on how a diabetes alert dog can help a family struggling with a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Senate committee hearing room. Not this dog. It was stunning.*. Treatmen
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [Ketones] A Type 1 Family Gets a Diabetes Alert Dog
    hyperglycemic event causes the body to expire ketones, and the exhaust from the process can be sensed in the breath. A new memoir focuses on how a diabetes alert dog can help a family struggling with a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Senate committee hearing room. Not this dog. It was stunning.*
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [Ketones] {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Ketone Testing
    Since illness is already circulating through the schools, I figured it was a good time to talk about ketone testing. If there is one thing that is frustrating about diabetes, it’s checking for ketones, especially in younger kids. Here is an excerpt from my book Kids First, Diabetes Second about checking for ketones.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
    [Ketones] The Patchwork Problem of School Diabetes Care
    What the school will do is make available a person who has undergone the required training to supervise self-testing for blood glucose and urine ketones, and self-administration of insulin. This was the case for Owen Pollard, a child with Type 1 who was refused diabetes care during the school day in two schools in the Seattle area. Living
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
    [Ketones] The Patchwork Problem of School Diabetes Care
    What the school will do is make available a person who has undergone the required training to supervise self- testing for blood glucose and urine ketones, and self-administration of insulin. This was the case for Owen Pollard, a child with Type 1 who was refused diabetes care during the school day in two schools in the Seattle area.
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015
    [Ketones] A Rendevous With the Artificial Pancreas
    this particular trial arm had just been approved so I was #1 and a great deal of protocol-reviewing went on) On the table, there was a document for the protocol of blood sugars/ketones/seizures/what have you that had every possible scenario. Blood ketones were checked again(2nd time) and it was 0.2. Last weekend, my dreams came true.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015
    [Ketones] A social experiment
    then: “300 and up.” J then: “299 and up.” L then: “378.” B now: “290-600” J now: “300 and above” L now: “A bad number, which can cause ketones, which can cause barfing, which can cause wooziness and headaches and other terrible feelings that aren’t good.” 5 years ago this week, I asked my boys a set of questions. How old are you? Except you.”
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
    [Ketones] Are ketones linked to diabetes?
    Dear Doctor: What are ketones? I had a urine test and it was discovered that I had ketones. have read around this and it is said ketones occur in diabetes, which I don't have
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
    [Ketones] 'Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc. - Medical Equipment - Deals and Alliances Profile' Published
    Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc. formerly known as TheraSense, Inc., discovers, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals and medical products for personal use and hospital use.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
    [Ketones] My Type 1 Outpatient Support Team
    We covered all of the basics, including carbohydrates, hypos, hypers, ketones, sick days, exercise, and travel. Luckily, Australia has a government-funded health care system, and one of the benefits is comprehensive outpatient care for people with Type 1. didn’t know when I left the hospital how valuable such services would be.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
    [Ketones] High/Low
    So since his body couldn’t get sugar from the blood cells, it starting eating his fat for energy…which produces ketones…which causes vomiting…which leads to a miserable state of being. The ketones are gone. beep BEEP beep. The second beep is a higher pitch than the first and the last. beep BEEP beep. And then he went back to bed.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
    [Ketones] Back to School with Diabetes | The Basics
    Create a plan that includes emergency numbers, the child’s insulin regimen, or oral medications for children with type 2 diabetes, who administers blood glucose and ketone monitoring, how to treat high and low blood glucose, and share it with your child’s teachers, the school nurse and the principal. Here are a few of the basics. Educate.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
    [Ketones] {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Training School Staff
    With these staff I go into more detail about checking ketones and blood sugar, making sure she gets insulin for the food she actually eats at lunchtime, and how to use her insulin pump. When I wrote the school chapter of the book Kids First, Diabetes Second, I think Q was in second or third grade. ” Training School Staff. Learn More.
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2015
    [Ketones] Back to School With T1D
    You will want to make sure you have extra supplies including meters, strips, juice boxes or other low treats, extra pump supplies, possibly extra insulin, alcohol wipes, ketone tester and strips, glucagon, numbing cream, teagadrem, lancets and lancing device, etc. What works for us and is important to us may not be the same for you.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Ketones] DKA – What You Need to Know
    Insulin Nation hosts a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the Type 1 diabetes community. Q – My doctor told me I needed to do ketone testing. Like most health problems, ketones develop in stages: Stages. Ketones in the blood stream (ketosis). Ketones in the Urine (ketonuria).
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Ketones] TYK, Mobile App of the Week, July 25, 2015
    Tests for protein, glucose and ketones would also be included on each strip.)   Special Survey We are considering making a urine test strip that measures microalbumin and creatinine levels, high levels of which can indicate an increased risk for kidney failure. Would you be interested in such a test? Rebound hyperglycemia B. Weight gain D.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [Ketones] 12 Ways to Stay Safe with an Insulin Pump
    Have a ketone testing monitor or urine ketone strips available if elevated blood glucose levels remain. Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) provides detailed advice and coaching on diabetes management from certified diabetes educators and dieticians. When we hear about a pump failure or recall, it’s natural to worry. Devices Pumps
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
    [Ketones] What are D-Moms made of?
    Moms are made of Bologna: You know when our children are high with large ketones and we say, "No worries!" We are really good at being calm and making you think that everything is ok, even when our insides look like an active pinball game. We are a complicated concoction. Moms are made of Glue: We hold the entire family unit together.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Ketones] Death By Expired Insulin Prescription
    His bloodstream was filling up with acidic ketones, causing him to feel progressively worse and worse. Kevin Houdeshell. It’s been 16 months since Dan Houdeshell lost his son, Kevin, and he’s trying to accept that he may never know exactly what happened. He had been without insulin for nine days at the time of his death. The DKA spiral.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Ketones] Incidence of serious diabetes complication may be increasing among youth in U.S.
    Diabetic ketoacidosis at the time of type 1 diabetes diagnosis has detrimental long-term effects and is characterized by dangerously high blood sugar and the presence of substances in the blood known as ketones
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Ketones] Incidence of serious diabetes complication may be increasing among youth in US
    Diabetic ketoacidosis at the time of type 1 diabetes diagnosis has detrimental long-term effects and is characterized by dangerously high blood sugar and the presence of substances in the blood known as ketones
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
    [Ketones] {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Diabetes Preparedness Kit
    Blood ketone meter and blood ketone strips OR urine ketone strips. Spring weather is often turbulent, so it’s a good time to take stock and make sure you are prepared for an emergency by having a stash of diabetes supplies at the ready. This is an excerpt from the chapter titled “Diabetes Central.” Lancets.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
    [Ketones] Editor's Note, DCMS #235
    The research is unclear on whether diabetes increases the risk of bad infections or bad infections cause worsening glucose levels. think that both are true but, regardless of your opinion, the important things are to treat aggressively and try to prevent them from occurring in the first place.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
    [Ketones] Ketones May Be Culprit Behind Constant High
    Did you check your ketones? I recently received a text message from a type 1 patient who has been wearing a pump over 10 years. need your guidance. My blood sugars have been in the high 200s and 300s since Thursday. woke up with a 398 blood sugar. I''ve been eating out a lot and drinking too much. She said, Yes.
  • BRIDGE WRITES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
    [Ketones] And then There were Two!
    She couldn''t pee just yet so she said, so I tested her ketones with our blood ketone meter. Her blood sugar was pretty good for just having ate breakfast, 124, but that little sigh of relief soon changed when I saw the ketone meter, 3.0. 130 (Great number), but ketones jumped to 3.5. This time the meter read 216.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Ketones] Overcoming an Eating Disorder with Diabetes
    The fat breaks down at a rapid rate and releases byproducts, called ketones, into the body. As they build up, ketones become toxic and cause physical illness, including vomiting and dehydration. This story was originally posted on Jan. 20, 2012. The war between the mirror and me had begun.”. It was exactly three cups.
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
    [Ketones] The Tipping Point: Stomach Bugs and T1D
    Then, as with any illness, you develop ketones. Everyone gets ketones when they''re sick. If you want to get your ketones down, you need fluids and insulin. Add in that ketones make you feel sick to your stomach and throw up when they get high. And ketones were skyrocketing. Blood ketones were up to 2.5.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Ketones] Blizzard Watch in New England! Be Prepared!
    If you are holed up  with 4 feet of drifts by your door, you want a working meter- with strips and lancets, a thermometer,  ketone strips, plenty of sugar-free beverages, and easy to digest foods, such as juices, regular sodas, oatmeal, crackers,  gelatins, (regular and sugar-free), puddings and ice creams. Any enjoy the snow!
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
    [Ketones] I know it's hard.
    Ketones eventually go away. I want you to know: I know it’s hard. almost forgot. When you’re on the other side it’s convenient to forget all the heartache. There is power in the success of just getting through, and we feed on that power. We feed on the triumphant-cy of surviving the childhood years with diabetes. remember. And you can’t.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Ketones] Why My Family Doesn’t Use Nightscout
    With such a reading, I would agonize over whether he would already be correcting it, whether it was trending upward or downward, and whether he had checked for ketones. There’s huge buzz in the diabetes community about the Nightscout project. have been on the fence about joining the Nightscout movement. The CGM read in the low 60s.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Ketones] Simple Breath Test May Aid Early Diagnosis in Children
    Increased breath acetone was linked to increases in beta hydroxybutyrate (a ketone) levels in the blood
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Ketones] Association of ketone body levels with hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes in 9,398 Finnish men.
    We investigated the association of the levels of ketone bodies with hyperglycemia and with 62 genetic risk variants regulating glucose levels or type 2 diabetes in the population-based Metabolic Syndrome in Men study, including 9,398 Finnish men without diabetes or newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Ketones] Breath test could help diagnose diabetes in children
    Researchers from Oxford, UK, discovered a link between a chemical marker in the breath and ketones in the blood - which can reveal the state of insulin levels Diagnosing type 1 diabetes in children could be as simple as using a non-invasive breath test, according to a new study.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
    [Ketones] Breathalyser could help diabetic children
    Acetone, often used in solvents including nail polish remover, belongs to compounds called ketones that accumulate in the blood when insulin levels are low The breath test is designed to spot early signs of an organic chemical with a sweet aroma called acetone that is associated with the disease.
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Ketones] The case to make diabete-ezy
    On the left I included my ketone meter and the scissors for my tape. The ketone meter sits on one of the Velcro patches. think part of my problem in traveling with diabetes is the difficulty in finding the perfect case to carry my medications and supplies. The center elastic band holds a spare vial of test strips.
  • D-MOM  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014
    [Ketones] {Diabetes Awareness Month} Thought 22
    Ketones don’t only develop with high blood sugars, they can also develop with lows, such as with the stomach flu. Check ketones anytime a child vomits.” ” Every day during Diabetes Awareness Month , I will share a fact, tip, or thought on Twitter, Facebook , Pinterest , and Instagram.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Ketones] Choosing and Using Your Meter
    Some monitors can measure other values, such as ketones in the blood. Gary Scheiner recalls all too clearly his first blood sugar monitor back in 1985: “It required a hanging drop of blood — 20 microliters, which then had to be wrangled onto a square,” he says. That’s forty times the amount of blood required by today’s monitors!”.
  • JUSTICE'S MISBEHAVING PANCREAS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Ketones] Blog - Repost - This is Type 1, This is why we walk.
    Just because Justice is running insane numbers some very low some very high,some with ketones, some dropping without a bolus, doesnt mean I am not doing everything I can or should. On October 21, 2014 Justice will have had Type 1 for 6 years, 1/2 his life. No one has asked if they can tag along, or when the walk is, or what they can do.
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Ketones] That was a first
    It makes sense that when I checked I had a small amount of ketones because I had been without insulin for several hours. CGM in the Cloud pump CGM CGM in the cloud ketone pancreas Ping In fact, it wasn’t until I checked the actual infusion site and saw that nothing was attached that I actually convinced myself.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Ketones] Basketball, Football, and Diabetes
    But during a physical exam, a urine analysis showed an unusually high level of ketones, a possible indicator of diabetes. Insulin Nation is featuring five profiles of female athletes with Type 1 diabetes who thrive at their sport. When you are 5’11” and a competitive varsity basketball player, injuries are bound to be part of the game.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Ketones] The 12 Different Types of Highs
    You might even have ketones in your pee (in which case call your doctor immediately). Just as there are many types of lows, there are endless breeds of highs, as well. It’s truly amazing when you get a normal reading! See how many of these highs you have experienced: 1. The Didn’t-Shoot-Up-High-Enough High: This one is completely your fault.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Ketones] Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Edition, Excerpt #8: Diabetes Control and Its Measurement
    However, many other metabolites are disordered in diabetes and some, such as ketone bodies, are now more easily measurable and clinically useful, particularly during acute illness or periods of poor blood glucose control (Figure 9.1 Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Ketones] A Shot From the Past
    Testing for ketones was slightly easier. The Gun. easy to take diabetes technology for granted and be displeased with any medical gadget that is not ultra-convenient, accurate to an inch of its life, and possessed of certain chic design elements. In those days, you had many fewer options for insulin. The Children?s standards. really can?t
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Ketones] Off to College with Diabetes | Tips for Parents
    Pack a sick day kit supplied with things such as a thermometer, ginger ale/coke, saltines, glucose tabs, ketone supplies, etc. Christina Roth is the Founder and President of the College Diabetes Network (CDN) and a research assistant at Joslin Diabetes Center. This story was originally posted on Aug. 5, 2011. Feeling nervous? Terrifying!
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Ketones] Back to School with Diabetes | The Basics
    Create a plan that includes emergency numbers, the child’s insulin regimen, or oral medications for children with type 2 diabetes, who administers blood glucose and ketone monitoring, how to treat high and low blood glucose, and share it with your child’s teachers, the school nurse and the principal. Here are a few of the basics. Educate.
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Ketones] Back to School with T1D
    You will want to make sure you have extra supplies including meters, strips, juice boxes or other low treats, extra pump supplies, possibly extra insulin, alcohol wipes, ketone tester and strips, glucagon, numbing cream, teagadrem, lancets and lancing device, etc. Since this is something that is on our minds. or will be soon. And that''s ok!
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Ketones] Overcoming an Eating Disorder with Diabetes
    The fat breaks down at a rapid rate and releases byproducts, called ketones, into the body. As they build up, ketones become toxic and cause physical illness, including vomiting and dehydration. All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on Jan.
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Ketones] First things first
    I have plenty of awesome stories and pictures from MasterLab and the Friends for Life conference this year, but I have to share about a decidedly not awesome thing that happened first. As I mentioned, before the conference I was in New York for my cousin’s wedding. But by Monday morning, it was finally time for an insulin refill. tried Twitter.
  • DIABETES MINE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
    [Ketones] Ask D’Mine: DKA Detective
    Got diabetes questions? You came to the right place! Ask D’Mine is our weekly advice column, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois. This week, Wil has his eye on high blood sugars and what “diabetes… The post Ask D’Mine: DKA Detective appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
    [Ketones] Ask Joslin: Ketones
    What are ketones? Ketones or ketone bodies are produced from fatty acids by the liver as an energy source for the brain when glucose is not readily available. There are three types of ketones: acetoacetate, 3-betahydroxybutyrate and acetone. Excess production of ketones can be dangerous because ketones are acidotic.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Ketones] The Five Stages to an unplanned set change.
    He probably has ketones and needs more insulin. 1) Surprise Oh. Look. A 530. Where did that come from? better bolus him for it. La La Laaaa. 2) Hope Oh. He’s 513 an half hour later. Maybe it’s working. La Dee Dah Daaaa. 3) Denial Oh. Still 513. Ta dah! 4) Rage bolus CRAP!!!!! Throw all the insulin at him! BLARGH! 5) Tentative rip off Oh.
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Ketones] Diabetes Misdiagnosed
    For quite a while I wondered if the pieces of my diabetes diagnosis story that I remembered were actually accurate. My brain was clouded with sugar at the time so I wasn’t sure how much of my memory was to be trusted. Around my tenth diaversary, I contacted the hospital where I had been admitted to obtain my medical records.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    [Ketones] Guest Blog Post: Paleo and Type 1 Diabetes
    thought I’d be in a constant state of starvation ketones if my insulin intake was reduced. Guest post by Lindsay Swanson. This Guest Post includes information that does not conform to the Joslin nutritional guidelines. Her opinions are her own and not those of the Joslin Clinic. . Looking back, I’m just thankful I survived the diagnosis.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [Ketones] Defusing the bomb.
    He has no ketones! Last month, L’s Diabetic Life was in turmoil. It seemed like an angry tiger materialized out of thin air atop his blood sugar monitor. The numbers were stubborn, scary and impossible to tame. Breakfast was by far the worst. It was like the dawn phenomenon on steroids. He’d eat breakfast, spike to the moon, and then dive.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Ketones] Exercise in People with Type 1 Diabetes
    Exercise in the presence of ketones and elevated glucose levels can spiral hyperglycemia as a severe lack of insulin fosters ever greater amounts of glucose creation. Avoiding exercise when blood glucose is elevated and ketones are present will help prevent exercise induced ketoacidosis. But it needs to be done safely.
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Ketones] At Least It's Not.
    You better check ketones. **This post was originally written about a year ago. I was just talking about this issue with some local D Mamas and thought. still feel this way. Maybe you do, too.** A few weeks ago we took Sweets to the doctor to check in after her "episode" with the blood draw. This was obviously one of her first appointments.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [Ketones] EVADE Program Makes Hospital Visits Less Costly
    Lack of available insulin prevents the body’s cells from using glucose supplies and the body begins to burn fat for fuel and thus produces toxic acidic metabolites called ketone bodies.   Also excess acid from ketone bodies begins to lower the blood pH.  Rising blood glucose levels lead to dehydration, which sometimes is severe.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Ketones] How to Handle Sick Days
    Find out if you need to check for ketones. Ketone strips (if needed). Check for ketones if you have type 1 diabetes. Ask your provider if you need to check your urine for ketones when your blood glucose is over 250. Some people with type 2 diabetes may need to check for ketones as well. Broth. Saltine crackers.
  • DIABETES HEALTH  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
    [Ketones] Clinical Trials to Start for Blood Sugar Breathalyzer
    Polymers in the breathalyzer react with acetone, a ketone that is produced in people with diabetes when there is a lack of insulin and fat is used as fuel Researchers at Western New England University have developed a breathalyzer-like device that can monitor blood glucose levels.
  • D-MOM  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Ketones] {Type 1 Tuesday} 01.07.14
    Though I thought it was *really* old school that they talk exclusively about urine ketone testing. The meter guide does indicate which meters also check for ketones, but I feel that any discussion of ketones should include the option of blood ketone testing. Diabetes Forecast Consumer Guide 2014.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Ketones] Learn from my mistakes.
    We changed his set and checked blood ketones. I’m sure I’ve written this post before…or the spitting image of this post before. suppose if you write long enough it is bound to happen. But in an effort to help others, including myself, I will continue. Learn from me. And hopefully I’ll learn the lesson for myself once and for all. Wise words.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Ketones] 2013 In Review
    Ketone Strips Are you still using urine ketone strips? Switching to blood ketone strips made a huge difference in the care of our daughter, especially at school. But this year I decided to include many posts that aren’t deep in nature, but are more playful. The Artificial Pancreas…or why a hot fudge sundae made me cry.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Ketones] {Diabetes Awareness Month} Wisdom from the DOC and My Thoughts 19-25
    Ketones don’t only develop with high blood sugars, they can also develop with lows, such as with the stomach flu. Check ketones anytime a child vomits. Every single day during the month of November, which is Diabetes Awareness Month , I will share a fact, tip, or thought across my social media channels: Twitter and Facebook.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Ketones] A good problem to have
    That’s a good problem to have. L is just getting over a nasty stomach virus. I was frustrated all day as all I wanted to see was a ketone meter that had a reading of 0.0. HAVE a blood ketone meter. Not too many years ago I wouldn’t have been able to accurately measure his ketones. The thought has stuck with me. Quick! know it.
  • DIABETES HEALTH  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013
    [Ketones] Q and A With Dr. Richard Bernstein
    For type 2''s, at what level of ketones should you avoid exercising
  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PUMP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Ketones] Here Comes the Sun
    Or because of ketones and DKA. The contrast is sharp. It was a beautiful fall day. One of those cloudless days where the blue sky was bright and the sun was reflecting on the leaves. The vibrant yellows and red popped off of the trees. Watching my kinders happily play. My phone buzzed. text from J. Pod alarm. FYI.". Great. Possibly static.
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