Diastixs?

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  1. NewBody

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    As i dont feel like i've hit ketosis yet and dont no why that could be, I Went to the chemist today and bought some Diastixs so i can check myself.

    I tested one in my 'water' but dont no what i'm looking for??!! Or what colour it should be??
    Can anyone help plse.

    Thanks inadvance folks for replys.xx
     
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  3. Lily

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    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... :(
     
  4. SteveM

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. NewBody

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    Looks like i've been given a bum steer!!
    The stupid pharmasist sold me diastix and said there the same thing, theres another bloody fiver wasted

     
  7. SteveM

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    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.
     
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    miss jelly tot CWP Consultant

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    Oh no bless. i would take them back like Steve said. You wont know if you dont ask :)
     
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    Ah well you can aways check to make sure u are not a diabetic, lol:)

    Bring them back, they sold you the wrong thing.
     
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