Matthew I. Kim MD


Ketones

A ketone test checks for ketones in your blood or urine. Ketones are substances that are made when the body breaks down fat for energy. Normally, your body gets the energy it needs from carbohydrate in your diet. But stored fat is broken down and ketones are made if your diet does not contain enough carbohydrate to…

Ketones

A ketone test checks for ketones in your blood or urine. Ketones are substances that are made when the body breaks down fat for energy. Normally, your body gets the energy it needs from carbohydrate in your diet. But stored fat is broken down and ketones are made if your diet does not contain enough carbohydrate to…

Diabetes Care Plan

Your name: __________________ Date: _______________________ You can make the most of your office visit by having this form with you when you talk with your doctor. What to bring to every appointment Your blood sugar log. A list of all your medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies. Other test results, if…

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

An oral glucose tolerance test measures the body’s ability to use glucose, a type of sugar found in fruits and many other foods. (Glucose is the main source of energy used by the body.) After the person has not had anything to eat or drink during the night, a blood sample is taken on the morning of the test. This is the…