Q: What are urinary ketones?
A: When the body can not use glucose, cells use body fat to produce energy. This process results in production of ketone bodies which are excreted in the urine.
Taking in insufficient carbohydrates (glucose) or having long gaps between meals may result in ketonuria.
Ketonuria may carry risks for the unborn baby. For this reason, the recommendation is to follow correctly the diet which consists of 6 meals per day, and to take care not to omit or delay meals; also it is very important to measure ketone levels in the urine first thing every morning after waking up.