The term ketotic refers to those who are in ketosis. While ketosis itself is not harmful in normal people, it can be life-threatening in those who have type 1 or even type 2 diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, your physician has likely covered this information with you, including your need to monitor your blood to ensure that your ketone levels are not elevated.
Understanding when you may be ketotic is essential in maintaining your health. For some people, going into ketosis is a desired effect of dieting, more specifically of lowering their carbohydrate intakes so that the body burns fat instead of sugar for energy. For those with diabetes however, ketosis is never a desired result. Too many ketones in the bloodstream can lead to a condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis, which can be fatal if not found and treated properly.
Vidan Diagnostics in San Antonio knows how critical it is for patients with diabetes to monitor their bloodstreams properly. Early detection of high levels of ketones can help the patient to seek medical attention as quickly as possible. Our whole blood b-ketone monitor detects high levels of dangerous ketones quickly and accurately. If you have been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, this testing is essential to your health. Please learn more today by visiting us online at https://vidandiagnostics.com or call us at (210) 960-4881 to learn more.