Blood β‐hydroxybutyrate vs. urine acetoacetate testing for the prevention and management of ketoacidosis in Type 1 diabetes: a systematic review

@article{Klocker2013BloodV,
  title={Blood $\beta$‐hydroxybutyrate vs. urine acetoacetate testing for the prevention and management of ketoacidosis in Type 1 diabetes: a systematic review},
  author={Andreas Klocker and Helen Phelan and S. M. Twigg and Maria E. Craig},
  journal={Diabetic Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={30},
  pages={818 - 824}
}
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life‐threatening complication of Type 1 diabetes. Blood β‐hydroxybutyrate testing is now widely available as an alternative to urine acetoacetate testing for detecting ketosis. The aim of this study was to review the effectiveness of capillary or serum β‐hydroxybutyrate compared with urine acetoacetate testing in prevention and management of diabetic ketoacidosis. 
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