Tag Archives: ketones

Ask Joslin: Ketones

What are ketones? Ketones or ketone bodies are produced from fatty acids by the liver as an energy source for the brain when glucose is not readily available. Examples of this would be during periods of fasting or prolonged exercise. … Continue reading

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Tools Reviews: Nova Max Plus

This review is written by Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services. The opinions expressed in this article are solely the author’s. Joslin Diabetes Center does not endorse products.  Name: Nova Max Plus Category: Blood Glucose Meter Manufacturer: Nova … Continue reading

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Kids and Ketones: Checking and Treating High Blood Glucose

Low blood glucose levels usually have warning signs such as shaking, sweating and  rapid heartbeat, but high blood glucose levels can be silent until things start to get out of control. The staff in the Joslin Pediatic Clinic has this … Continue reading

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