Testing your ketones with a ketone meter is only one part of the (sometimes very complex) puzzle. Testing your blood glucose with your ketones and working out your Glucose Ketone Index can give a more complete picture of your metabolic health.
What is the Glucose Ketone Index and Why does it matter?
The glucose ketone index calculator is a simple tool, that was developed by Drs Thomas Synfried and others, to monitor the therapeutic efficacy for metabolic management of brain cancer.
Most people think that when your ketones are higher, you will lose weight quicker. If they start off with ketone urine test strips and the strips are deep purple, indicating lots of ketones, they feel satisfied that they are losing weight quicker. It is seldom that someone will continue to lose weight and then consider investing in a Ketone Meter Kit. If the weight is coming off, then why bother, right? It is only when people are not losing weight on keto, or most often, have to do keto for therapeutic reasons, that they would consider investing in a Ketone Meter.
This is where the Glucose Ketone Index can come in handy. As mentioned earlier, testing only ketones is one part of the puzzle. For people who have Metabolic Disease, it would be very beneficial to test ketones and glucose.
The On-Call GK Dual Blood Ketone Meter is the ideal tool. Unlike most Ketone Meters, it can measure both ketones and glucose in the same monitor. I have been using mine for years and it is the most reliable and easy to use tool in my keto toolbox. Measuring both ketones and glucose comes in very handy and can give a complete picture of your metabolic health as well as what you are doing in terms of your nutrition.
To read more about ketones and blood glucose, take a look at this website over here.
You may not need to test our Glucose Ketone Index for therapeutic reasons, but perhaps you’ve hit a plateau or you are doing intermittent fasting and want to see the impact of the foods you are eating as well as the frequency, or fasting window, on your ketone and blood glucose readings. Then using the GKI can be very helpful.
GKI LEVELS AND WHAT IT INDICATES