Julie G wrote:
Brian, my guess is that you're likely in deeper ketosis than you think. I've been doing more random testing and am getting 3.0s in the middle of the day, just from fasting/exercise. I like my Precision Xtra dual glucose/ketone meter, but I was really excited to learn about the KetoMojo
system at our last meet-up. Apparently, it's uber-accurate and the ketone strips are less than a buck each.
My wife and I have been using KetoMojo and are happy with it. I also have the Precision Xtra which also works well, however the strips are very expensive in the US ($4-$6/strip). I've bought them on eBay from Australia for $1.20/strip (Abbot sells them for much cheaper elsewhere with a different brand name). The KetoMojo strips are $1.
If you show color on a urine strip, you are making ketones. If you don't show color, then you may or may not be making ketones, especially if you've been keto adapted for a while as the body gets more efficient at using ketones (as you are measuring excess acetoacetate that gets urinated). When I test in the 4-6 mmol/L serum range, my urine will test 80 mg/dL.