From Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA:
I have had ketones in my urine, but, because there was no sugar, my doctor doesn't think that I have diabetes. I was hypoglycemic when I was pregnant two years ago. I've been getting sick (viral infections, stomach problems, eye problems, lower back cramps, cramps in calves, etc.) a lot. I never used to before. Last night, I went to the emergency room because I got very faint and dizzy. I kept getting hungry, so I ate an oat and honey bar. About an hour later, I was seen and the symptoms started to go away. They tested my blood sugar and it was fine. I felt like a retard. My fiancee thinks I over-reacted. Earlier that day I saw my doctor and I had a moderate amount of ketones. I have no idea what to do. Can you help?
Ketones may appear in the urine when we are facing stress (such as infections and aches). I think that you need a consultation with an endocrinologist who can help you in assessing whether you are suffering from any kind of hypoglycaemia and how your symptoms might be evaluated.
Original posting 22 Aug 2000
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