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Old 02-14-2006, 07:23 AM   #1
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Ketones

Can ketones show an infection? I have the urine ketone test strips. If you got a high reading (according to the color chart - it said moderate or high) could that mean infection and not really high sugar? This wasn't on me it was someone else who tested and got this result.

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Old 02-14-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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Re: Ketones

I can't say with authority, but I'll bet not. The color change would be the result of a chemical reaction between the ketones and the strip. I would bet that any bacteria in their urine will not cause a similar chemical reaction.

 
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Re: Ketones

I think Dog House is right. However, it should be noted that you don't necessarily have to be diabetic to show ketones. Anyone following a very low carb diet will also show ketones. Ketones are usually only dangerous at extremely high levels in non-diabetics, and in diabetics at lower levels but combined with high blood sugar.

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Old 02-14-2006, 11:41 AM   #4
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Re: Ketones

OK...my friend called. We tested it on her daughter. She is 4. Anyway, she called her doctor. They went in. They tested urine again, ketones in it no sugars though. She said there is microscopic blood but its not a big deal.

They are testing her fasting sugar tomorrow and has to give another urine sample. We are puzzled by this. Any input?

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Old 02-15-2006, 12:23 PM   #5
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Re: Ketones

The levels on the ketone stick was moderate/high levels whatever that means?

Oh well, we'll see what happens!

 
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