• Kathy Kathy
    June 05, 2008
    Are high ketone levels in urine dangerous?
    Kathy Kathy
    June 05, 2008

    I have type 2 diabetes and my blood glucose monitor has shown that there are ketones in my urine. My reading was 309. Can this cause problems?

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  • Renee Culver
    Health Guide
    July 11, 2014
    Renee Culver
    Health Guide
    July 11, 2014

    Hi Kathy,

     

    High levels of ketones in the urine should definitely be discussed with your doctor, because it can be a serious concern. Diabetic ketoacidosis is serious--even deadly--if left untreated. Ketones develop when your body begins burning fat instead of glucose, which can mean that your diabetes is uncontrolled and you're risking serious injury. Please see your doctor to determine if your levels are out of control. Let us know how it goes!

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  • Laura June 06, 2008
    Laura
    June 06, 2008

    Kathy,

     

    High levels of Ketones in your urine can cause a number of problems if left untreated. These problems include: cell damage, heart attack kidney failure...

     

    For more information on Ketones click here for health tips and warning signs of high ketone

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