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How do you or your child usually test for ketones?


Urine ketone strips from a vial






Foil-wrapped urine ketone strips






MediSense Precision Xtra






I use something else






I don't test for ketones






I don't know what ketones are






How do you or your child usually test for ketones?

Poll dates: July 21 - 28, 2002
Total Votes: 623

People with type 1 diabetes are advised to test for ketones when their blood sugar is high or when they're sick (see Hyperglycemia). Until recently, that mean urine test strips. The vast majority (80%) of our respondents report using urine testing. If you test infrequently, you may want to get foil-wrapped strips, so that each strip remains fresh until the foil is opened.

With the advent of the MediSense Precision Xtra, you can test for blood ketones. Many people prefer this to urine testing, though only 8% of our respondents report using it. This isn't much different from a similar poll we ran in July 2001.

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