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strips to check ketones

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by shirley83006, May 20, 2011.

  1. shirley83006

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    what strips do you use to test ketones? i had a bottle of ketostixs now all out. Not thinking of reading the bottle the pharmacist gave me, i took it and it was different from the one i had. It says diastix. It says its for glucose. Which one should i be using. Is this one just the same.?
     
  2. C6H12O6

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    ketodiastix are for ketones and glucose
    diastix are just for glucose
    and ketostix are just for ketones

    testing for glucose in her urine with the diastix won't provide you with helpful information
     
  3. Becky Stevens mom

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    Hi Shirley, does it have 2 areas on it with colors? If so it may be the ones that test for glucose and ketones. We used to get those but now just get ketostix that only test for ketones
     
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    Thank you, hope they will take these back since i dont need them. I will try.
     
  5. Becky Stevens mom

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    I just googled it and it says that the ones for both are called Keto-diastix. Is that what you have?
     

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