OzDAFNE ketone and illness guidelines

Follow the OzDAFNE ketone and illness guidelines:

  • At the first sign of feeling unwell, even if your BGLs are in target
  • When your blood ketones are 0.6 mmol/L or more, even if you feel well
  • When your BGL is 15.0 mmol/L or more for over 6 hours, even if you feel well

The OzDAFNE ketone and illness guidelines must be used whether it is day or night. 

The OzDAFNE ketone and illness guidelines are based on ketone checking. If you are not able to check your ketones, you must get medical help so that ketones can be checked for you and treatment given as needed. 

Make sure that you always have in-date blood ketone test strips. 

  

Click the link to download the latest OzDAFNE ketone and illness guidelines (December 2019) (PDF).

You can also download an extended OzDAFNE Tracker page to help you record the extra BGL and ketone checks (PDF).

 

Need more help?

If you are feeling too unwell to follow these guidelines or you are not sure what to do then contact your doctor or diabetes educator, or call the Emergency Department of your nearest hospital to ask their advice.

Contact your OzDAFNE Facilitators if you would like to talk about the OzDAFNE ketone and illness guidelines, or another aspect of OzDAFNE and your diabetes management. You can contact your local OzDAFNE centre directly or fill in the Contact Us form with your location and we will put you in touch with a Facilitator near you.  

The NDSS Helpline (1800 637 700) is also available if you want to talk to a health professional about any aspect of managing your diabetes.