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Ketosis: What Is Ketosis?

Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. 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. The aim of the diet is to try and burn unwanted fat by forcing the body to rely on fat for energy, rather than carbohydrates. Ketosis is also commonly observed in patients with diabetes, as the process can occur if the body does not have enough insulin or is not using insulin correctly. Problems associated with extreme levels of ketosis are more likely to develop in patients with type 1 diabetes compared with type 2 diabetes patients. Ketosis occurs when the body does not have sufficient access to its primary fuel source, glucose. Ketosis describes a condition where fat stores are broken down to produce energy, which also produces ketones, a type of acid. As ketone levels rise, the acidity of the blood also increases, leading to ketoacidosis, a serious condition that can prove fatal. People with type 1 diabetes are more likely to develop ketoacidosis, for which emergency medical treatment is required to av Continue reading >>

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  1. sweetsarabear

    High blood sugar

    Does anybody eles out there in diabetes land feel this way when your blood sugar is high ?
    My joints get so painful and achy its an effort to move. I asked my doctor about this and he said its just one of those things that comes with high blood sugar.

  2. NottsLad

    mine feel exactly the same....
    worse in my legs though... when i know im going high and should take some insulin!

  3. Bellasgramma

    Wow, I did not know that. Have had about 200 or more for the last 3 or 4 days, every test, and also felt like the flu was coming on. I knew the shoulder pain was associated with diabetes but not the rest. That explains it.
    Fasting this morning was back to 90, and felt good, still do, so maybe...
    Anyway, time to talk to doc about meds adjustment Maybe that would help you as well??

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