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How accurate are the urine test strips as compared to the blood test strips?

Smartliving Guest asked this
August 29, 2015 at 2:40 PM

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Dear Pat,

The amount of sugar in the urine is a different amount than what is in the blood. The extra high amount in the blood can be filtered by the kidneys and end up in the urine. The reason why Vetionx sells the urine strips is to help people monitor the sugar levels in the urine. If they were giving insulin and there is no sugar in the urine we would be concerned because there might be low levels of glucose in the blood. In which case the owner would not want to give another dose of insulin until seeing their veterinarian for a blood check. If you want to know if the amount in the urine is low or high the sticks can help you know that. To get the value read the pad at 30 seconds. It takes that long to get the color change. The first number is mg per deciliter, the second number is in mmol. The important thing to remember is that if one is giving insulin you want to keep the amount of sugar in the urine at a trace or 100mg/dl. You would adjust the insulin dose it to keep it there.

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Victoria Swanson Health Coach answered
August 30, 2015 at 9:32 AM
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