Why Test Ketone?

Ketones are a type of acid produced when there is a shortage of insulin in the blood and your body breaks down fat for fuel. The accumulation and elevated level of ketones will lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DHA) which is a potentially life-threatening complication in diabetes patients, especially those with type1 diabetes.

American Diabetes Association now recommends testing your ketone level on sick days or blood glucose more than 300 mg/dL. A study in a New York Hospital also showed that if DKA was prevented at home, it could prevent physician visit, emergency department visit, and even hospital or intensive care admission.

  • Your cells can not use glucose for energy.

  • Your body begin to burn fat, this process produce ketone.

  • Ketone build up in the blood make it more acidic.

  • Ketoacidosis is serious and dangerous

Who Should Test Ketone?

  • Diabetes patients

  • Being often to feel thirst

  • Blood glucose above 300 mg/dL

  • Feel hard to breathe and breath smells “fruity”

Clinical Significance

  • 0.6 mmol/L : Normal range

  • 1.0 mmol/L : Hyperketonemia

  • 3.0 mmol/L : Ketoacidosis

Key Features:

  • Display Glucose, Ketone, and Cholesterol Level
  • Automatic Recognition of Quality Control Solution
  • Applying 2+2 Bio Technology
  • Large LCD Display
  • Strip Ejection
  • 1000 memory Sets
  • 0~70% HCT Range