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Ketones (Definition)

Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded ...Read more


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What are some factors that affect ketone urinalysis strips?

What are some factors that affect ketone urinalysis strips?

See below: False trace results for ketones on urinalysis strips may occur with highly pigmented urine specimens or those containing large amounts of Levodopa metabolites. Compounds such as Mesna (2-mercaptoethane sulfonic acid) that contain sulfhydryl groups may cause false positive results or an atypical color reaction. ...Read more

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Test strip showed positive for Ketones and Leukocytes when testing my urine..why?

Ketone in urine: Ketones in urine indicate either inadequate calories, or excess alcohol without eating, or diabetes out of control. Leukocytes in urine indicate infection or inflammation. What is relevantto you?? ...Read more

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What are ketones?

Alternate fuel: Prolonged fasting, or with Insulin deficiency, the body runs out of glucose or it can't use what's there if Insulin levels are too low. The body makes ketones as an alternate source of fuel for brain and heart when that happens. Prolonged ketosis isn't healthy; the rest of the body is starved and ?risk for ketoacidosis which causes acid buildup in the body. One can get quite sick from ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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How do I lower ketone levels?

Maintain: HYDRATION!! (Unless you are Diabetic....if you are diabetic ketones may be the result of poor control) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I bring my ketone down. ?

How can I bring my ketone down. ?

Depends on reason: Ketones increase in patients who have poorly controlled type 1 diabetes but also increases in non diabetics who are starved, on high protein diet, or who abuse alcohol. The treatment of the first is to control the blood sugar well and follow doctors instructions to the dot. Otherwise, the treatment is by removing the cause. Whether it is diet or alcohol related. ...Read more

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0.2 ketones? Is this bad for type 1?

Hydrate: This level can usually be corrected by proper Insulin administration and increased hydration. Follow your dr's instruction. ...Read more

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Why is ketone allowed in the workplace?

Who is Ketone?: Self testing for ketones in the urine in the workplace is a reasonable accommodation for people with diabetes to determine if their blood sugars are so far out of control that they may slip into ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ketones?

Organic molecule: Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen molecule. ...Read more