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Diastixs?

Lily

Gold Member
#2
Um, did you buy Diastix or Keto-Diastix (not the same thing)? Because Diastix test for glucose in your urine, not ketones. I'm really hoping you haven't been duped... :(
 

SteveM

Silver Member
#3
Never heard of these things.... are they the same as KetoStix?? If so then all you are looking for is a colour to register. Any colour indicates ketones in the urine which means ketosis. It is not "better" to have a darker colour. All that means is that the ketones are more concentrated, which indicates a level of dehydration meaning that you need to up your water intake. The strongest readings are first thing in the morning.
 

SteveM

Silver Member
#4
Okay. Apparently there are three types:

Diastix, which test purely for glucose in the urine.
Ketostix, which test purely for ketones in the urine.
and Keto-Diastix which do both.

For this diet you want ketostix as we test for ketones.
 

SteveM

Silver Member
#6
Not if it was me .... they are NOT the same thing, and to my mind you have been mis-sold. Sale of Goods act says that if a product is not fit for the purpose for which it was sold the shop either has to refund or replace.

Clearly Diastix are not suitable for testing for ketones .... I therefore think you are entitled to a replacement. If you asked for sticks for testing for ketosis, then the Pharmacist has made a mistake, not you.
 

louii

Full Member
#8
Ah well you can aways check to make sure u are not a diabetic, lol:)

Bring them back, they sold you the wrong thing.