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    wanet posted:
    Recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just check my sugar and it is 336 my machine started flashing ketones ketones high what does this mean anyone know.
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    nutrijoy responded:
    From Abbott's Diabetes Care Site:
    If your blood ketone result is between 0.6 and 1.5 mmol/L and your blood glucose result is higher than 300 mg/dL, this may indicate development of a problem that could require medical assistance. Follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

    If your blood ketone result is higher than 1.5 mmol/L and your blood glucose result is higher than 300 mg/dL, contact your healthcare professional immediately for advice and assistance. You may be at risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

    DKA is a potentially life-threatening situation. Contact your doctor, healthcare provider or even consider the ER. It could be a potentially serious situation.


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