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Old 01-27-2014, 07:36 PM   #1
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Looking to purchase a blood ketone monitor

Can anyone give suggestions? I realize there are older threads about this but I'm looking for most updated info and possibly current sale/promotions. Thank you very much.

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Old 01-27-2014, 09:36 PM   #2
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I got mine for free from Abbott. Google "free Precision Xtra meter". Then fill out the form on Abbott's website. Just pick the insurance that's closest to yours. The meter will arrive very quickly. You will need to purchase ketone test strips separately.
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Thanks so much Mitsi. After researching it now... I'm not sure I want to purchase one. The strips are quite expensive for my budget and I'm wondering if there are other ways to monitor this. Hmm. I'm feeling quite sure that if I keep my carbs under 25 I'm likely in ketosis. I do have the strips for urine testing and also invested in a BG monitor (I'm not diabetic)

How often do you measure your blood ketones?
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Thanks so much Mitsi. After researching it now... I'm not sure I want to purchase one. The strips are quite expensive for my budget and I'm wondering if there are other ways to monitor this. Hmm. I'm feeling quite sure that if I keep my carbs under 25 I'm likely in ketosis. I do have the strips for urine testing and also invested in a BG monitor (I'm not diabetic)

How often do you measure your blood ketones?
I've had the meter since August and I've measured maybe 4 times. I don't really think it is necessary if you are eating according to NK guidelines and are meeting your goals (e.g., weight loss). If someone it having problems it could be a way to pinpoint if there is an issue.
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Makes sense to me. I will wait on it for now. Thanks again.
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