No doubt, you will have already determined these two abbreviations represent ‘low’ and ‘high.’
The Ketodoc meter accurately detects and reads ketones within the following range:
0 mmol/L - 8.0mmol/L.
Why would I get a ‘Lo’ reading?
- The most probable reason is that you have not achieved nutritional ketosis.
Take this opportunity to re-evaluate your carbohydrate consumption against your fat intake.
Reminder: you are aiming at a high-fat regimen, with adequate protein and low carbohydrate intake.
Repeat the test after 24 hours.
- Perhaps your blood sample was insufficient. Repeat the test using a new test-strip; pay attention to the ‘confirmation window.’ Refer to page 11 of your User’s Manual for the full procedure.
Why would I get a ‘Hi’ reading?
- Readings exceeding 8.0mmol/L will produce a ‘Hi’ test result.
- This state is referred to as Therapeutic ketosis. Aside from weight management a professionally controlled ketogenic diet can be helpful in addressing a range of chronic health conditions: Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and cancer.