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If you eat foods with strong odors, such as garlic or onions, the smells will accompany your breath. ” Stomach Discomfort / Mild Nausea / Cramping Trouble Sleeping or Staying Asleep (early waking) Water weight loss (perhaps an excessive loss of weight within the first two weeks) Frequent Urination Allergies or cold like symptoms may flair up. It's probably not as bad as I made it sound but you will experience bad breath. The body then 17 Oct 2017 Sometimes a low-carb diet or ketogenic can cause bad breath. The most infamous symptoms of ketosis is a smelly mouth. However, we've constructed the following list to help you detect the signs that you've Ketosis Breath: Causes & Solutions for Bad Breath. 7 Oct 2016 Positive Symptoms of Ketosis. A breath analyzer monitors acetone, one of the three main ketones present in your blood during ketosis. It could be “fruity” — it's been likened to overripe apples — or even “metallic. The change in the way your 28 Jul 2015 Many diets come with unexpected side effects that could cause your friends and family to steer clear of you. The process of burning fat via Ketosis releases compounds known as Ketones, which result in foul smelling b Continue reading >>

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  1. derphamster

    Yes you were on the way to DKA, because you are not producing enough insulin to meet your body's needs whilst working out.
    You can go into DKA without your blood sugars being high if you have a mismatch in insulin requirement vs insulin output. The normal/low blood sugar DKA is quite rare but it can happen if the circumstances are right. You did the right thing to fight it, by having some carbs and protein and drinking a lot of water. If it repeats and you can't get the ketones down and you feel unwell you need to go to hospital. DKA can put you in a coma within hours so you need to take it seriously.
    I'd try to ease off doing hard workouts. You can still exercise but if this happens again you should rethink. You can also use this to back up your story at the doctors.

  2. joralo

    Thank you derphamster, you always give great advice in all of my threads. :) Now I'm even more scared....I feel even more wary of the oGTT now, I shouldn't take it if I react this badly. If I am on my way to DKA with just some exercise and not much food - how will I react when downing 75 g of glucose? Probably straight to DKA... I really don't know what to do, other than sit around and wait until I actually develop whatever form of diabetes I have - so that some doctor will finally help me out and take me seriously. Even if I took the oGTT - what if it's one of those rare unpredictable days where my body still handles it and at the 2nd hour it is < 200...I will be sent home as "glucose intolerant" and would still be none the wiser. This limbo state truly sucks, sorry had to vent.

  3. derphamster

    Don't worry, ogtt won't cause you to go into DKA. You'll still be making the same amount of insulin, which is obviously enough for normal activities (evidenced by your normal readings most of the time). DKA occurs not from high blood sugar, but from not having enough insulin for your needs. The reason you got ketones when you were exercising is that a workout drastically increases the body's need for insulin as there are hundreds of hungry muscles competing for fuel, which is delivered by insulin. When insulin can't keep up, the body must burn fat for fuel which generates ketones.
    I also forgot to mention that your lack of food (specifically, carbs) before your workout could also cause your body to produce more ketones due to not enough glucose. If you'll be doing something strenuous, consider having a 10-15g carb snack shortly beforehand.
    The high blood sugar normally associated with DKA is a result of too little insulin for the body's basic function, so even though a person is eating carbs, the sugar just stays in the blood and builds up to a high level. The high blood sugar is a symptom, not a cause.

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