Test your Knowledge about Ketone Bodies

Every one knows that it is dangerous to have high levels of ketone bodies.
Maybe you don’t know how they are made and what to do when their levels are too high.
Please chose and mark the right answer. Some questions may have 1 or more correct answers.

1.   What is Ketoacidosis?

  a. A mild and transient situations.
  b. A severe and dangerous condition.
  c. An increment in Blood and urine Ketone bodies concentation.
  d. An acute loss of vision.

2.   Choose of the following list the Ketone Bodies.

  a. Acetoacetate.
  b. Acetona.
  c. ß-hidroxibutirate.
  d. Triptofane.

3.   What causes Ketoacidosis?

  a. Eating too much lemon, vinegar, food additives or other acid foods.
  b. Acute illness.
  c. The use of too little insulin or not insulin at all.
  d. The use of too much insulin.

4.   Which are not Ketoacidosis symptoms?

  a. Liquid Diarrhea.
  b. Frequent vomiting.
  c. Nausea and abdominal pain.
  d. Persistent Headache.

5.   Who may have a Ketoacidosis episode?

  a. All the people with diabetes.
  b. All the insulin treated people.
  c. Type 1 diabetes patients.
  d. Type 2 diabetes patients.

6.   When a test for Ketones bodies in blood or urine should be performed to make sure that hey are not elevated?

  a. When the blood glucose levels are 250 mgr % or higher.
  b. When the blood glucose levels are under mgr %.
  c. When we have done much more physical exercise than usual.
  d. Every time we are ill, not matter what the blood glucose levels are.

7.   What you should do if you confirm that your ketone bodies in blood or urine are high?

  a. Drive urgently to a Hospital.
  b. Call your diabetes health care team.
  c. Drink plenty of liquids and some sugared foods.
  d. Check glucose and Ketone bodies levels every two or three hours.
  e. Use rapid acting insulin every two or three hours.

  > See test ANSWERS

education > tests