So here I go blogging for the 3rd time today – but this was too good to wait! In my earlier blog I indicated that Nikki has a UTI and that the doc gave her something for the pain when she uses the restroom. The med is called Pyridium and it turns urine orange, which I forgot about.
Anyway, we just checked blood sugars for dinner and, of course, Nikki is still struggling with high numbers (308, 309 and now 385) –even after a site change this afternoon. I told her to go on and test ketones just to be sure before we eat dinner. A few minutes later she yells “MOM, I can’t tell”. I’m thinking ‘what do you mean you can’t tell’?
Now, here is a tip that all us T1 parents/caregivers/people need to remember. When you take Pyridium for a UTI you cannot test ketones. The entire strip turns ORANGE and this is not a choice on the test strip. I’m thinking it would have been really dark orange if she had ketones – so I’m going with negative. Guess we won't be testing ketones for a couple of days.