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Old 09-12-2014, 16:28   #31
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Wally, are you going to continue blood ketone readings to see how the ketonix calibrates with them? I'm interested in hearing how it goes.

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My biggest surprise with my (regular, not sport) meter is that it's hard to knock me OUT of ketosis. I have little "indulgences" here and there and fully expect it to knock me out of ketosis, but I stay in what I call a "fast red" most of the time.

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Veejay, as far as starting yes you wait until the Ketonix stops blinking before testing but the Sport blinks 1-10 times when you reach the max and that shows how close you are to the next color. In other words, a yellow that blinks 5 times is half way between yellow and red. Sort of gives a finer reading of where you are.
Janknitz, yes I am going to test with my blood ketone meter for a while to get an idea, but one of the reasons for getting the Ketonix was the high cost of the strips for the blood ketone meter. I know there is a difference because you are testing for two different ketones but I am a curious old [email protected] so I will compare until I run out of strips.

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Wally - thanks for the explanation. I was wondering how the Sports device was different from the regular one. You get a more precise "measurement" rather than just in the ball park.

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...but I stay in what I call a "fast red" most of the time.
I can only say.... WOW!

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yellow early morning
yellow mid afternoon
RED evening

None of these were while blowing, but the red this evening came on quickly immediately after I quit blowing.

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Only used the Ketonix twice yesterday, 2PM and 7PM, Red with 2 blinks both times. Blood ketones at 7PM 2.3.
This morning at 7AM I got yellow with 9 blinks, so just under red, and blood ketones were 2.7.

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Just in case anyone is interested yesterday, 9/14, I tested with the Ketonix at 7AM, 12PM and 7Pm and each time it was yellow with 8 blinks ( close to red ) blood ketones were 2.7 at 7AM and 4.6 at 7PM. Judging by my blood ketones I don't think yellow is a bad reading at all.

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Just in case anyone is interested yesterday, 9/14, I tested with the Ketonix at 7AM, 12PM and 7Pm and each time it was yellow with 8 blinks ( close to red ) blood ketones were 2.7 at 7AM and 4.6 at 7PM. Judging by my blood ketones I don't think yellow is a bad reading at all.
Keep in mind, the sport and the classic model use different scales. Yellow on the sport model would be red on the classic model. So a yellow reading on the classic model would be analogous to green on the sport.

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Keep in mind, the sport and the classic model use different scales. Yellow on the sport model would be red on the classic model. So a yellow reading on the classic model would be analogous to green on the sport.
Jan (or anyone), can you explain why that is - for me, and for anyone reading this thread who doesn't know why there is this difference?

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Here's the scale for the two devices from the ketonix website. The sport is intended to measure higher ketone levels and it's less sensitive in the lower end (but the flashes help).

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Yeah, I knew that, really, I did, but I guess I forgot. I guess it's going to make it a little more difficult to compare readings, depending on which model one has. I also think that as long as you show green or higher you are in ketosis but I am not sure what it means to have a deeper reading. As he says on the website it will be interesting to try it at different times, like after exercise, to see the difference.

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