If you have moderate ketones in urine but normal blood glucose, does it mean you have diabetes?

Or could it mean you're not eating enough/ not enough carbohydrates?

3 Answers

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It probably means the second ("not enough carbohydrates") or that you are on some kind of "crash diet" and your body is using its stored fat as an energy source.

  • 5 months ago

    ketones on the dip is not always completely accurate as to amount. Ketones can result from a number of dietary issues (starvation, fasting, being sick and not eating etc) and with out glucose, you do not have diabetes.

  • 5 months ago

    I am not a doctor, but I would say that if you blood glucose is normal you do NOT have diabetes. You could do some research on what else causes elevated ketones.

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