Hello! When your meter tells you to test for keytones it means your blood sugar is high and you could possible have keytones in your urnine.-
Here is the information on Ketones. Ketones (beta-hydroxybutyric acid, acetoacetic acid, and acetone) are the end-product of rapidor excessive fatty-acid breakdown. As is the case with glucose, ketones will bepresent in the urine when the blood levels of ketonesurpass a certain threshold.
Fatty-acid release from adipose tissue (body fat) is stimulated by a number of hormones including glucagon, epinephrine, and growth hormone. The levels of these hormonesincrease in starvation (whether related to excess alcohol use or not), uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, and a number of other conditions. Click here, it will tell you how to test for them.
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