Blood ketone testing
If you have Type 1 diabetes, it is important to test for ketones if your blood glucose levels are persistently over 13.8mmol/L, or when you are ill. Some people do this by dipping a test strip in their urine, but other test for blood ketones using a meter.
What are the pros of testing for blood ketones?
How can I test for blood ketones?
The test for blood ketones is the same process as for blood glucose. If blood ketone testing is right for you then your GP can prescribe the appropriate strips.
Who is it useful for?
Blood ketone testing doesn’t replace blood glucose testing – it can be used alongside it. If you think it could help you manage your diabetes better, talk to your healthcare team.
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