When on my period

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  1. Gloria E

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    Can the ketosis stick readings be affected when on my period, i am being very careful when taking the sample, but the reading are not brilliant, is that right?
     
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    shouldnt make a difference . ketones are ketones , and you dont pee out of the same hole !!! scuse my crudeness,
     
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    and it doesnt really matter if the ketone stick shows plus 1 or dark purple, ketones are ketones. the stix just show you are in ketosis and therefore burning fat , only a blood test would show the amount of ketones that is goiing around the body .
     
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    Thank you!! as you can see i'm very new on this, sometimes i even have troubles understanding the messages that are posted with so many acronysms liske sts, totm or something like that!!
     
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    well, it does matter if it shows dark purple as this indicates you aren't getting enough water. If you are doing what you normally do (100%) then you will be in ketosis regardless of what the sticks say
     
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    STS-stayed the same
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    DP/DH-darling partner/darling husband
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    here's a few common one's used around mini's anymore you dont know just ask :)
     
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    dancing thankyou for that informative message on the keto stix ( if deep purple means yr not having enough water ) mine is always deep purple and i was happy about it thinking im deep in ketosis ( silly me lol ) more water 4 me now thx xxxx
     
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    Thank you becky for your message, i can read the other ones now!!! he,he
     
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    Ketones are a by-product/or waste product when your body burns stored fat for energy. Ketones can be measured in the urine with a visually read strip, and in the blood by using the Precision Xtra® meter. Before I describe various situations in which a person might have ketones, let me provide a simple review of how the body works:
    • The foods you eat break down into glucose (sugar). Glucose travels in the blood and into your cells. Insulin is a hormone (or "key") that "unlocks the doors of your cells" to allow glucose to enter your cells where it can be turned into energy. So without insulin, glucose wouldn't be able to get into the cells.
    • Your brain (and the rest of your body) requires glucose to function. When you haven't eaten for a while, or during the night when you're asleep, your liver releases stored glucose to keep you supplied with energy.
    • If you don't eat for several days, the stored glucose in the liver is depleted, and your body is in a starvation state. In this situation, the body will break down stored fat to get energy, (and ketones can show in the urine, indicating that fat was burned) and also the body will create sugar out of other substances in the body in order to supply the brain with glucose.
    So if you keep in mind that fat burns when there isn't available glucose (that is, when the body is starving) and ketones indicate that fat was burned, then the following situations will be easier to understand.

    Ketosis should not be confused with ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis or the less common alcoholic ketoacidosis), which is severe ketosis causing the pH of the blood to drop below 7.2. Ketoacidosis is a medical condition usually caused by diabetes and accompanied by dehydration, hyperglycemia, ketonuria and increased levels of glucagon. The high glucagon, low insulin serum levels signals the body to produce more glucose via gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, and ketone bodies via ketogenesis. High levels of glucose causes the failure of tubular reabsorption in the kidneys, causing water to leak into the tubules in a process called osmotic diuresis, causing dehydration and further exacerbating the acidosis.

    therefore if ketostix dark purple and your a diabetic id be concerned . if your not a diabetic dont be too worried .
     
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