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What does it mean to have ketones in your urine?
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Dr. Gregory Hale
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Dehydration
It is generally a sign of dehydration.
If you have diabetes, it can be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis (too high a sugar level). It can be present in alcoholics with poor nutrition recently (alcoholic keto-acidosis) and in people who have not eaten lately (starvation keto-acidosis).

In brief: Dehydration
It is generally a sign of dehydration.
If you have diabetes, it can be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis (too high a sugar level). It can be present in alcoholics with poor nutrition recently (alcoholic keto-acidosis) and in people who have not eaten lately (starvation keto-acidosis).
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