Home blood glucose monitoring is essential for diabetics, but now athletes and people on extreme diets regularly use these devices. There are many blood testers on the market, but most report only glucose values. Enter the the Keto-Mojo. I tested the keto-mojo against several well known blood meters. On top is my glucose with a 11 point spread between three meters. On the lower portion is a ketone reading comparing the Precision Xtra which had been the gold standard for blood ketones against the keto-mojo. Again, a significant increase in blood ketones on the keto-mojo at 1. These are typical readings for optimal ketosis. Since the the keto-mojo has the unusual feature of showing hematocrit and hemoglobin I thought it would be fun to test it by doing any activity that causes both values to shoot up. I figured that the hypoxia from running at altitude would force my body to adapt and increase oxygen carrying capacity through EPO release.
Since the the keto-mojo has the unusual feature of showing hematocrit and hemoglobin I thought it would be fun to test it by doing any activity that causes both values to shoot up. First experiment: 48 hours coffee only fasting- I had only black coffee in 48 hours. Some patients have HbA1c levels that stall or even rise at the start of low-carb, especially as they reduce their diabetic medications. HCT stands for Hematocrit. For additional information, please refer to the documents below. Levels can be affected by diet, alcohol consumption, and kidney function. It can often be elevated in metabolic syndrome and obesity most commonly due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD.
The HbA1c has strengths and shortcomings. Ketone levels at 3 pm was 2. If, instead, your patient has hyperkalemia, see if adjustments to medications, such as for blood pressure, can be made. Ok, Lets move further into my egg fast data. By doing so, we will get a constant number. However, it can be done either by intermittent fasting fasting hours a day or complete water fasting for couple of days.