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What does it mean when the Diabetic Dr. tells you have Ketones in your urine?

I went to the Dr. yesterday for a check up on my diabetes. Everything was good, except they said I have Ketones in my urine. What causes ketones in your urine and how do I get rid of them?

 
nanabear762

Asked by nanabear762 at 9:38 AM on May. 20, 2011 in Health

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  • You should always ask your doctor as many questions as you can so that you're not nervous, scared or depressed. I looked it up for you :
    Your body cells use sugar for energy. Insulin must be present for your body cells to use sugar for energy. When there isn't enough insulin present your cells cannot use sugar to obtain the energy they need. If your body cannot get energy from sugar, fat is used instead. When fat is broken down, ketones are made. Ketones are strong acids and are harmful to your body. Ketones in your urine may be a sign that you are developing diabetic ketoacidosis.
    Alexias30

    Answer by Alexias30 at 10:13 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 9:50 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003585.htm
    girlglow6

    Answer by girlglow6 at 10:05 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • that should have had an L at the end...
    girlglow6

    Answer by girlglow6 at 10:07 AM on May. 20, 2011