Ok, so I'll admit something...I haven't checked for ketones
personally in years, like many years, as in I don't remember the last time I peed on a strip. I know we lived in our old house, sometime before my senior year of high school...I am now almost 30. I was reminded they exist when I went to a pre-pump-getting class and was a little embarrassed to say I never check!
I'm not saying I've been such a good diabetic that I haven't had the ketones in this long timeframe, but I really haven't thought twice about them in years. My A1Cs have been in the low 7s for years, I try to keep the numbers down below 200, and am not super high ever, so I never feel that terrible.
Now that I might be getting a pump, the "lack of insulin" risk is making me want to get back on the "peeing-on-the-strip-horse"
I was trying to think of some things that led me to stop peeing on the strip:
1. The doctors never asked-AND STILL DON'T.
2. I generally took care of highs w/ corrective shots...never felt bad for too long and now that I'm "older" drinking fluids/h2o all day long and peeing tons at work is sort of a given.
3. Why waste the money when I never use[d] them?
I admit it feels good to confess... I swear, when I go back for an appt. I'll ask for a Rx...I swear.
Its always a good thing to test when high and feeling wonky, just to be sure! Don't be following my antics...