FREE CareSens Dual blood monitor! Great for diabetics and keto dieters
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FREE CareSens Dual blood monitor! Great for diabetics and keto dieters

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Found 18th Nov
Hi HUKD community, this deal is perhaps a little niche, but its worked out very beneficial to me and perhaps it will help others too.

If like me you follow (very successfully) a ketogenic lifestyle and you want to accuratly measure your ketone levels, then a blood meter is currently the most accurate device you can use (all others including breathalyzer and urine sticks are very inaccurate). A decent blood ketone monitor can cost £20 upwards and then the blood testing strips that go into the monitor can cost a small fortune afterwards.

Well I was hunting for the best available blood monitor this weekend and found the 'CareSense' which is £18.99 on Amazon, some further googling found that I can get it for FREE from a company called SPIRIT Healthcare! So of course I've ordered one, but I also found that the same company do the Keto sticks (10 in total) for around £5 less than anyone else. So I;ve personaly ordered the blood monitor and a bunch of keto sticks for the monitor at a verry low price compared to anyone else. The same blood monitor can also be used by diabetics to measure blood glucose levels (with the right strips).

I've been keto for around 6 months, losing around 23Kg in weight pretty easily, but now its a lifestyle I'm interested in accuratly knowing my ketone levels, so this device with its built in bluetooth with help me monior and store all my keto vitals. Hope someone else benefits .... and for those that arent yet following a ketogenic lifestyle, look it up and get on it, you will wonder why you didnt do it sooner!

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Do you actually have type one diabetes OP?

I would think that this offer is for people who have to monitor their blood glucose and ketone levels, rather than someone who wants to, because of a lifestyle choice.

It would be a real shame if hundreds of people jump on this as it's free and the company pull the offer denying T1 diabetics a potentially life saving piece of equipment.

I would urge people to not order this unless they have a real need.

All you ketogenic dieters can surely afford to stump up £20 from the money you save by not buying bread.

jaykay19751 h, 7 m ago

Oh dear - its scaremongering like this that stops people from learning and …Oh dear - its scaremongering like this that stops people from learning and doing the right thing for their health - use google and learn for yourself, but personaly I recommend going to youtube and binge watching Dr Berg & Thomas DeLauer


I almost died of ketoacidosis a few years back.. diabetes is no joke, and ketosis diets are not safe regardless of what you say, i believe that experts only recommend them for very severe obese people and as a short term arrangement..

Its also pretty disgusting that you are taking advantage to gain one of these monitors when they are for people with serious diabetic issues, be it type 1 or 2, poeple like you put a strain on the NHS because you feel you contribute your bit so you can take as much as you like..
Edited by: "haritori" 19th Nov

Connor.Bishop21 m ago

I don't need to google mate, When I was diagnosed as diabetic I had around …I don't need to google mate, When I was diagnosed as diabetic I had around 15 units of ketones in my body, I was told by my doctor that it takes half that to kill someone sooooooo I'll trust my doctor over some random dude online


So this genius doctor told you (who is alive) that you had twice the fatal ‘dose’ of ketones in your blood.

How are you alive then?

Doctors are treated like Gods (mainly by themselves) because they studied for 7 years.

jaykay19757 m ago

Oh dear - its scaremongering like this that stops people from learning and …Oh dear - its scaremongering like this that stops people from learning and doing the right thing for their health - use google and learn for yourself, but personaly I recommend going to youtube and binge watching Dr Berg & Thomas DeLauer


I don't need to google mate, When I was diagnosed as diabetic I had around 15 units of ketones in my body, I was told by my doctor that it takes half that to kill someone sooooooo I'll trust my doctor over some random dude online
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so what is this keto lifestyle? because if you have ketones in your blood you can die

I see it's a pack of ten sticks for about a tenner, is it one stick per test or just ten tests? How often do you measure your ketome level?

oh I ordered 10 to see if they'd charge me but apparantly not so I'm gonna have ten new readers :') shit

Excellent freebie

Do you have to prick your finger?

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Connor.Bishop15 m ago

so what is this keto lifestyle? because if you have ketones in your blood …so what is this keto lifestyle? because if you have ketones in your blood you can die


Oh dear - its scaremongering like this that stops people from learning and doing the right thing for their health - use google and learn for yourself, but personaly I recommend going to youtube and binge watching Dr Berg & Thomas DeLauer

Last time i applied for one posted on here, i never recieved one

Lol. Unreal. 😡

Connor.Bishop20 m ago

so what is this keto lifestyle? because if you have ketones in your blood …so what is this keto lifestyle? because if you have ketones in your blood you can die


Low carb, high fat.

When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. Some people encourage ketosis by following a diet called the ketogenic or low-carb diet.

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Misslovely3 m ago

Last time i applied for one posted on here, i never recieved one


I'm surprised to know that other keto related deals were posted on here in the past, my HUKD search found nothing of past deals. Anyway all indications on this dela are positive so far.

Connor.Bishop21 m ago

so what is this keto lifestyle? because if you have ketones in your blood …so what is this keto lifestyle? because if you have ketones in your blood you can die

The body produces ketones because it thinks that it's starving because carbohydrates are heavily restricted. It's not a healthy diet.

jaykay19757 m ago

Oh dear - its scaremongering like this that stops people from learning and …Oh dear - its scaremongering like this that stops people from learning and doing the right thing for their health - use google and learn for yourself, but personaly I recommend going to youtube and binge watching Dr Berg & Thomas DeLauer


I don't need to google mate, When I was diagnosed as diabetic I had around 15 units of ketones in my body, I was told by my doctor that it takes half that to kill someone sooooooo I'll trust my doctor over some random dude online

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thethinwhiteduke16 m ago

I see it's a pack of ten sticks for about a tenner, is it one stick per …I see it's a pack of ten sticks for about a tenner, is it one stick per test or just ten tests? How often do you measure your ketome level?


Its up to you how often you monitor your ketone levels. For me I'm interested to see if my xmas bad habits (sweets and alcohol) will push me out of keto and how soon after getting back into my healthy eating I'll be back in keto ... so thats what I'll be using mine for.

Connor.Bishop28 m ago

so what is this keto lifestyle? because if you have ketones in your blood …so what is this keto lifestyle? because if you have ketones in your blood you can die


That'll be Diabetic Ketoacidosis which is a problem for type 1 diabetics
Ketones are an indicator of your body burning fat when your glycogen stores are depleted and you are in ketogenisis ...
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ankitpatel1237 m ago

The body produces ketones because it thinks that it's starving because …The body produces ketones because it thinks that it's starving because carbohydrates are heavily restricted. It's not a healthy diet.


Anyone with any sense will completely ignore your comments and do their own serious research before making their own decision on the health benefits of ketosis. In my own situation it was the best education I had in my life and following a 'High fat, moderate protein, low carb' lifestyle has unbelivebaly changed my life for the better in every way.... please do your own research and try it before pretending to know what you are taliking about.

jaykay19756 m ago

Its up to you how often you monitor your ketone levels. For me I'm …Its up to you how often you monitor your ketone levels. For me I'm interested to see if my xmas bad habits (sweets and alcohol) will push me out of keto and how soon after getting back into my healthy eating I'll be back in keto ... so thats what I'll be using mine for.


Sure but is it one stick per test or can the sticks be used for multiple tests? Just asking, as 10 sticks testing once a week is two and half months worth which isn't bad.

Great post. A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein, high fat diet. The presence of very high levels of ketones in the blood is really only a concern for type 1 diabetics, these devices were originally designed to measure blood ketone levels to detect a condition called Keto acidosis. A well formulated ‘Keto’ diet tries to ensure the body switches from burning glucose for fuel to burning fat. Generally it takes a few days to become fat adapted, there is a ton of great information out there on Keto for anyone interested. Typically blood ketones level of 1.5 mmol -5:00 mmol are normal on a Keto diet. Keto Acidosis is reached at levels much higher than this (c.15mmol), and for anyone able to produce insulin it’s not even a consideration. Interesting post. Well done on your 23kg weight loss.

jaykay19754 m ago

Anyone with any sense will completely ignore your comments and do their …Anyone with any sense will completely ignore your comments and do their own serious research before making their own decision on the health benefits of ketosis. In my own situation it was the best education I had in my life and following a 'High fat, moderate protein, low carb' lifestyle has unbelivebaly changed my life for the better in every way.... please do your own research and try it before pretending to know what you are taliking about.


You doing IF as well jaykay1975?

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Connor.Bishop47 m ago

I don't need to google mate, When I was diagnosed as diabetic I had around …I don't need to google mate, When I was diagnosed as diabetic I had around 15 units of ketones in my body, I was told by my doctor that it takes half that to kill someone sooooooo I'll trust my doctor over some random dude online


Good luck to you - I'm not a doctor and in no position to advise someone with health conditions such as yourself. There is so much information out there (on the internet) these days that you can make your own educated decisions about anything, instead of following the advise of main streem (mis) educated doctors. I wish you good health
Edited by: "jaykay1975" 18th Nov

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DodgyDC6 m ago

You doing IF as well jaykay1975?


Yup I've been effortlessly IF'ing for about 5 months and been in ketosis for 6 months ... kicking myself everyday that I didnt educate myself about all this sooner in my life .... but I'm pleased that I'll be passing it on to my kids and loved ones
Edited by: "jaykay1975" 18th Nov

PLEASE don't take advantage of this is you're on a diet, and don't need it with necessity. These are for diabetics - as in a real illness which can be so detrimental.

ankitpatel12319 m ago

The body produces ketones because it thinks that it's starving because …The body produces ketones because it thinks that it's starving because carbohydrates are heavily restricted. It's not a healthy diet.


Hilariously and wildly inaccurate.

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jaykay19751 m ago

Yup I've been effortlessly IF'ing for about 5 months and been in ketosis …Yup I've been effortlessly IF'ing for about 5 months and been in ketosis for 6 months ... kicking myself everyday that I didnt educate myself about all this sooner in my life .... but I'm pleased that I'll be passing it on to my kids and loved ones


By the way the effortlesley bit is because ketosis made me lose all cravings and all appetite until my body needs nutrition.

DodgyDC13 m ago

That'll be Diabetic Ketoacidosis which is a problem for type 1 diabetics …That'll be Diabetic Ketoacidosis which is a problem for type 1 diabetics Ketones are an indicator of your body burning fat when your glycogen stores are depleted and you are in ketogenisis ...Voted Hot


thanks for clearing up the difference my dude

LogicalHarm3 m ago

PLEASE don't take advantage of this is you're on a diet, and don't need it …PLEASE don't take advantage of this is you're on a diet, and don't need it with necessity. These are for diabetics - as in a real illness which can be so detrimental.


You could order in a bunch and drop/post them off to diabetes UK for them to distribute, I'm thinking of ordering a large batch if my first order comes through

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thethinwhiteduke14 m ago

Sure but is it one stick per test or can the sticks be used for multiple …Sure but is it one stick per test or can the sticks be used for multiple tests? Just asking, as 10 sticks testing once a week is two and half months worth which isn't bad.


1 stick = 1 test unfortunatly, unless someone else here tells us otherwise (I've not used a meter until mine arrives).

Connor.Bishop21 m ago

I don't need to google mate, When I was diagnosed as diabetic I had around …I don't need to google mate, When I was diagnosed as diabetic I had around 15 units of ketones in my body, I was told by my doctor that it takes half that to kill someone sooooooo I'll trust my doctor over some random dude online


So this genius doctor told you (who is alive) that you had twice the fatal ‘dose’ of ketones in your blood.

How are you alive then?

Doctors are treated like Gods (mainly by themselves) because they studied for 7 years.

jaykay19755 m ago

By the way the effortlesley bit is because ketosis made me lose all …By the way the effortlesley bit is because ketosis made me lose all cravings and all appetite until my body needs nutrition.


Can I ask if your a meat/dairy consumer still ?
LogicalHarm6 m ago

PLEASE don't take advantage of this is you're on a diet, and don't need it …PLEASE don't take advantage of this is you're on a diet, and don't need it with necessity. These are for diabetics - as in a real illness which can be so detrimental.

britalian3 m ago

So this genius doctor told you (who is alive) that you had twice the fatal …So this genius doctor told you (who is alive) that you had twice the fatal ‘dose’ of ketones in your blood. How are you alive then?Doctors are treated like Gods (mainly by themselves) because they studied for 7 years.


I've survived a lot worse than ketones my dude, And as I stated previously I would trust a doctor that studies diabetes rather than some hipster on the internet

jaykay19754 m ago

1 stick = 1 test unfortunatly, unless someone else here tells us otherwise …1 stick = 1 test unfortunatly, unless someone else here tells us otherwise (I've not used a meter until mine arrives).


Ok thanks for the post. Heat added.

jaykay197512 m ago

Yup I've been effortlessly IF'ing for about 5 months and been in ketosis …Yup I've been effortlessly IF'ing for about 5 months and been in ketosis for 6 months ... kicking myself everyday that I didnt educate myself about all this sooner in my life .... but I'm pleased that I'll be passing it on to my kids and loved ones


Nice ... I'm a couple of months into IF and I've done Keto before, 4 weeks into it this time ... The first time was an experiment.... this time its a lifestyle change
That's a great attitude to have and probably the best education you can give your kids

Hello fellow Keto-er! Thanks for this,hopefully it’ll be cheaper than my current freestyle neo (pack of 10 strips I usually get for £10ish off eBay).
Great to see some educated people in this thread
KCKO!

Do you actually have type one diabetes OP?

I would think that this offer is for people who have to monitor their blood glucose and ketone levels, rather than someone who wants to, because of a lifestyle choice.

It would be a real shame if hundreds of people jump on this as it's free and the company pull the offer denying T1 diabetics a potentially life saving piece of equipment.

I would urge people to not order this unless they have a real need.

All you ketogenic dieters can surely afford to stump up £20 from the money you save by not buying bread.

What sort of things do you eat on this keto diet? I don't really like meat much so that counts me out I guess, unless I live on nuts or something? I love high carb foods too

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Gunner4Life20 m ago

Can I ask if your a meat/dairy consumer still ?


Yes I do consume both meat and dairy, however good research will tell you that keeping the same keto diet for a prolonged period (over 6 months) wont be optimal for you so I occasionaly (every 2 months) will do a 'cheat' weekend consiting of lots of fruit (which I miss on ketosis) and crap like pizza or kfc / bergers.... after those 2 days I'm back on it hardcore and my body seems to do well from being reminded that I'm not shovelling that crap into it every day! I'm now about to try a juicing fast for a week or maybe longer .... apparently its good for you snap out of keto in such a healthy way and then get back into it since it mimics the type of lifestyle (make do with what you can get, when you can occasionaly get it) of our ancient ancestors.
Edited by: "jaykay1975" 18th Nov

Zek7 m ago

What sort of things do you eat on this keto diet? I don't really like …What sort of things do you eat on this keto diet? I don't really like meat much so that counts me out I guess, unless I live on nuts or something? I love high carb foods too


I used to live on all the carbs, which resulted in poor health. Since going keto in 2015, I lost 65lb, reversed my high blood pressure (which I was on meds for) and pre diabetic... honestly the best thing I’ve ever done. After a while you don’t even miss the carbs. You can do vegetarian keto (or if you like a challenge, vegan). Check out diet doctor. Com or Ruled.me for great recipes; Reddit also has a great community of ketoers.

Zek7 m ago

What sort of things do you eat on this keto diet? I don't really like …What sort of things do you eat on this keto diet? I don't really like meat much so that counts me out I guess, unless I live on nuts or something? I love high carb foods too


Here's a good starting point for info :
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Zek11 m ago

What sort of things do you eat on this keto diet? I don't really like …What sort of things do you eat on this keto diet? I don't really like meat much so that counts me out I guess, unless I live on nuts or something? I love high carb foods too


I like fat and I like carbs. I'd prefer amino acids. Also I'm pretty sure one can do it meatless as if I was to try it. I would use nuts/avocado's as I don't like the whole production impact of or the thought of needlessly killing anything when I have no need.

leeanne1231 h, 16 m ago

I used to live on all the carbs, which resulted in poor health. Since …I used to live on all the carbs, which resulted in poor health. Since going keto in 2015, I lost 65lb, reversed my high blood pressure (which I was on meds for) and pre diabetic... honestly the best thing I’ve ever done. After a while you don’t even miss the carbs. You can do vegetarian keto (or if you like a challenge, vegan). Check out diet doctor. Com or Ruled.me for great recipes; Reddit also has a great community of ketoers.


Can I ask what carb you use to live on? As not everyone is aware that pasta bread ect is actually in a starch category. As fruit and vegetables are actual carbs and no one educated remotely can argue with fruits and vegetables not being human species specific foods .
Edited by: "Gunner4Life" 19th Nov
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