How do ketones happen?

Insulin is the key.

It unlocks the energy in your blood sugars.


Sometimes you may not have enough insulin to unlock the energy.

Your blood sugars go high.

But it can also be in range or low.

  • You feel very tired.

Your body can not get energy from your blood sugar.

It tries to get it somewhere else.

It tries to get it from your fats.

This makes ketones.

The ketones get in your blood.

This can make you very sick.


You can treat ketones.

Follow your sick day plan.

It will help you stay well.