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October 8th, 2007, 07:35 AM
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Jack woke up this morning with a blood sugar of 412....no idea why. He was perfectly fine at bedtime last night (157). So we checked for ketones and sure enough....large! This is our first time to have ketones larger than a trace. I'm not entirely sure how to handle it. I gave him his insulin dose for breakfast plus his correction for the high. Right now he's drinking lots of water and I plan to check him again in about 30 minutes. The paper I have says to recheck every 2 hours, but I think I'll check him every hour. Is there anything else I should be doing? I need to get out the Pink Panther book and reference it. I would appreciate any input. Oh, and I asked him if he's feeling sick or anything and he said no.
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October 8th, 2007, 07:59 AM
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As soon as I finished typing my original post I looked back at the Pink Panther book and decided to go ahead and call. I talked to our DNE and she said that I was doing everything right. {{{whew!}}} But she did tell me to go ahead and wait the full 2 hours to recheck because it takes about that long to get accurate results. She told me to make sure he drinks about 8 oz of water every hour & to give him 3 units of his Humalog every 2 hours until the ketones are down to small. After that, I'll need to give him a correction dose every 4 hours until his bs is down to the normal range.

Well, we made it almost 2 years with no major ketones or illnesses so I'm proud of that. It's just kinda scary when it happens for the first time. This disease is ever-changing, isn't it? You certainly can't get too comfortable with your daily routine because before you know what hit you, something changes.
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October 8th, 2007, 08:43 AM
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As soon as I finished typing my original post I looked back at the Pink Panther book and decided to go ahead and call. I talked to our DNE and she said that I was doing everything right. {{{whew!}}} But she did tell me to go ahead and wait the full 2 hours to recheck because it takes about that long to get accurate results. She told me to make sure he drinks about 8 oz of water every hour & to give him 3 units of his Humalog every 2 hours until the ketones are down to small. After that, I'll need to give him a correction dose every 4 hours until his bs is down to the normal range.

Well, we made it almost 2 years with no major ketones or illnesses so I'm proud of that. It's just kinda scary when it happens for the first time. This disease is ever-changing, isn't it? You certainly can't get too comfortable with your daily routine because before you know what hit you, something changes. [/b]

Sounds to me like you have it under control. Keep us posted though, we may not be able to help but we can worry with you. D.
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October 8th, 2007, 11:01 AM
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At the 2 hour mark, I rechecked his bs & ketones. The ketones were gone! I was surprised that it went down to negative so quickly. His bs was still high at 358, but we just checked again (2 hours after the 358) and it's down to normal range at 169. No extra insulin. Now we're about to go have lunch. I just have no idea what made his bs jump up so high this morning.
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October 8th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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Glad to hear all is well!! Unfortunately, we deal with ketones quite a bit, and they still freak me out!! Sounds like you did everything just right. Who knows what causes those random highs - maybe his body is fighting something off... Hope it's smooth sailing for awhile!
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October 8th, 2007, 09:03 PM
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We get ketones now a lot more than I'd like. The first two years nothing. Our endo's protocal is to give 20% of their daily total insulin dosage for large ketones (plus any corrections for high blood sugars) and 10% of daily total dosage for moderate ketones. We usually have to give lots and lots and lots of insulin to bring down ketones. Oh also check out Gatorade for ketones or Pedialite. Keeping their electrolytes in check can really help. I know we usually rotate Gatorade and water now when we have ketones. I used to give just water, but now we give Gatorade. Ask your doctor of course.

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