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Is Keto Healthy? Ketosis Vs Ketoacidosis

Is Keto Healthy? Ketosis vs Ketoacidosis When looking at a ketogenic diet and ketosis, it’s common for some people to confuse the process with a harmful, more extreme version of this state known as diabetic ketoacidosis. But there are a lot of misconceptions out there about ketosis vs ketoacidosis, and it’s time to shed some light on the subject by looking at the (very big) differences between the two. An Overview of Ketosis A ketogenic, or keto, diet is centered around the process of ketosis, so it’s important to understand exactly what ketosis is first before we get into whether or not it’s safe (spoiler: it is): Ketosis is a metabolic state where the body is primarily using fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. Burning carbohydrates (glucose) for energy is the default function of the body, so if glucose is available, the body will use that first. But during ketosis, the body is using ketones instead of glucose. This is an amazing survival adaptation by the body for handling periods of famine or fasting, extreme exercise, or anything else that leaves the body without enough glucose for fuel. Those eating a ketogenic diet purposely limit their carb intake (usually betwe Continue reading >>

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  1. sukale1975

    how common is diabetic ketoacidosis

    I was just hospitalized with DKA. I was in the hospital Thursday around 10 am and was released Saturday afternoon. First time I ever had DKA. Is this a once in a lifetime thing or is this something that will keep happening?

  2. CalgaryDiabetic

    I think it depends if your body is still producing endogenous insulin

  3. Nan OH

    The control of your Blood Glucose Level determines if you go into DKA. it is most common in a Type One diabetic but any diabetic can go into DKA if their numbers have been high enough for a long enough period of time. How high and how long is the variable for each person.
    So No it is not a one timer thing and Yes is could happen again or several more times.

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