Rhonda O'Brien MS RD CDE


Ketones

Ketones (also called ketone bodies) are substances produced by the body as it breaks down fats for energy, a process called ketosis. Normally the body obtains the energy it needs from sugars (carbohydrates). A person may begin to break down fats and produce ketones because of: Having too little insulin, which prevents…

Testing Tips From a Diabetes Educator

Taking charge of your type 2 diabetes means controlling your blood sugar. But to control your blood sugar, you have to test it, says Rhonda O’Brien, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator in Boise, Idaho. O’Brien coaches and guides people with diabetes so that they can manage their day-to-day care. A big…

Low Blood Sugar Level Record

Use this form to record a low blood sugar level problem. Fill out a record each time this happens. Take the completed form(s) to the doctor. If you (or your child with diabetes) is having low blood sugar problems, the diabetes medicine dose may need to be adjusted or the medicine may need to be changed. Date…

Home Blood Sugar Diary

Name: _________________________________ Blood sugar target range: ________ to _______. Track your blood sugar each day. Home blood sugar diary Week of ______. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Time (breakfast) Blood sugar Medicine Time (lunch) Blood sugar Medicine Time (dinner) Blood sugar…