Diabetes Awareness Month

When most people think about Diabetes, it becomes associated with glucose and A1C levels. While these are both important indicators of diabetes, ketones can be just as important for Type 1 Diabetics.  Ketones are a result of fat breakdown. The body breaks down fat when it cannot access sugar (glucose). When you have Type 1 Diabetes, your body does not make insulin, the hormone that controls the amount of glucose in your blood. There are several ways to test for the presence of ketones, urine and blood being the most common. Urine testing is the traditional way, however sometimes the strips are hard to interpret and can lead to false results. Blood tests, however, can also be performed and because the tests utilizes the red blood cells, a more fine tuned result can be obtained.

A Ketone blood test is mostly used to check for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in people with diabetes. DKA can affect anyone with Diabetes, but it is most common for people with type 1 diabetes. High ketone levels can be extremely dangerous and, in some cases, can lead to a coma or even death.  If you test out of range or high please contact your medical doctor immediately.

The Keto-Mojo can be your in- home or in office solution to testing both ketones and glucose with one meter. The Keto-Mojo meter will test your blood ketone levels without having to go to a lab and get a blood draw.  The Keto-Mojo meter requires just a small drop of blood similar to a glucose test.  The results appear quickly and allow appropriate modifications to be made to diets and medications.

With the increase in popularity of the Ketogenic Diet, the Keto-Mojo meter has become the desired method to monitor Ketosis as well.  Measuring a state of Ketosis has been proven to aid in weight loss and weight management programs.

For more information on the Keto-Mojo please click here Keto-Mojo or contact your local Stat Technologies Representative