Category Archives: Sick Days

Expired Ketone Strips?

I heard a rumor.  It goes like this: if you’re using Abbott Precision Xtra ketone test strips, and they are past their expiration date, they won’t work in the meter….                         Unless you change the date on the meter- go back in … Continue reading

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Enjoy it while you can, kid.

Day after sick day.  Though he stopped throwing up at bedtime and went to bed with ok blood sugars and ok ketones, he had super high ketones by the middle of the night.  Not surprising given his sickness, dehydration, and … Continue reading

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Ice cream dinner ruined by stomach flu!

We were in the tail end of heat wave today and were trying to escape the inferno that is my apartment.   Plus the boy had the beginnings of a cold, and why make him suffer more? The plan was to walk … Continue reading

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Ketones- how high can you go?

When I was first sent home from the hospital with this not yet 11 month old baby, I was given some urine ketone test strips and was instructed to put some cotton balls in his diaper if i wanted to … Continue reading

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