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Ketoacidosis During A Low-carbohydrate Diet

To the Editor: It is believed that low-carbohydrate diets work best in reducing weight when producing ketosis.1 We report on a 51-year-old white woman who does not have diabetes but had ketoacidosis while consuming a “no-carbohydrate” diet. There was no family history of diabetes, and she was not currently taking any medications. While adhering to a regimen of carbohydrate restriction, she reached a stable weight of 59.1 kg, a decrease from 72.7 kg. After several months of stable weight, she was admitted to the hospital four times with vomiting but without abdominal pain. On each occasion, she reported no alcohol use. Her body-mass index (the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) was 26.7 before the weight loss and 21.7 afterward. Laboratory evaluation showed anion-gap acidosis, ketonuria, and elevated plasma glucose concentrations on three of the four occasions (Table 1). She had normal concentrations of plasma lactate and glycosylated hemoglobin. Screening for drugs, including ethyl alcohol and ethylene glycol, was negative. Abdominal ultrasonography showed hepatic steatosis. On each occasion, the patient recovered after administration of intraven Continue reading >>

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  1. joanne c(414)

    Urine result

    My 2 year old has been poorly for a few days with a high temp.
    Today she started crying that the bottom of her tummy was sore do i decided to take her to the walk in centre to be looked over.
    A nurse asked for a urine sample which i managed to get a clean catch (as they called it with dd sat on toilet and clean plastic cup under her while she went).
    They then put the urine in a machine and the nurse gave me the results to show the doctor when we were called to see her.
    The results said
    Pro trace
    Ketones 3.9
    Lev cal 500 leu/ul
    She has been given antibs for a suspected water infection and i have to take another sample in on monday.
    I was just wondering what all the above results mean.

  2. Laura S(1188)

    Hello results like that just usually mean that there is a germ found in the urine. I have suffered from water infections since I was little girl so I have regularly been on antibiotics for them. In fact I'm 12 weeks pregnant and on antibiotics for them now.. I would say just keep an eye on it and after she finishes the course take another urine sample in an ask for it to be tested again to make sure the infection is def gone.. the main cause of infections like this is not using the tissue the right way after using the toilet i.e. from front to back or not drinking enough water. Mine are caused through not drinking enough water and I dont even get the symtoms anymore but in her case its not to much to worry about xx

  3. joanne c(414)

    My dd drinks loads and she is still in nappys.
    What i was a bit worried about was the ketones in her urine, she has been eating ( not as much as normal but this morning before we went to get her looked at she had shreddies and two yougerts).
    Is ketones of 3.9 normal with a urine infection?

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