What Does It Mean For A Child To Have Ketones In Their Urine?

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Pediatrics - Diabetes, Type 1

Introduction Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, a sugar that is a source of fuel. Normally, insulin, a hormone, helps glucose enter the body cells where it is used for energy. People with diabetes do not produce insulin, do not produce enough insulin, or the insulin does not work like it should. As a result, glucose does not get into the body cells. Too much sugar in the blood can make people ill and result in medical complications. There are different types of diabetes. People with Type 1 Diabetes do not produce insulin. There is no cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and it cannot be prevented. It is a lifelong condition. Type 1 Diabetes must be treated with insulin. Type 1 Diabetes usually appears before the age of 20 and was formerly called Juvenile Diabetes or Insulin Dependent Diabetes. People with diabetes need to diligently manage their disease to remain healthy and reduce the risk of medical complications. Many people with Type 1 Diabetes lead long healthy lives. Prevention, technology, and research have greatly improved the management of this condition. Back to Top Anatomy Your child’s body is composed of millions of cells. The cells need energy to func Continue reading >>

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  1. serrelind

    > Does sugar alcohol kick you out of ketosis?

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  2. Dustin

    It doesn't effect my ketosis.

  3. Paradox

    i think (and others may correct me if i'm wrong) that sugar alcohol is like regular alcohol in that even though it doesn't prevent weight loss, it slows it, because while it is available in your body, your body will burn it for fuel instead of your fat stores. but don't take that as gospel (its not as if i'm Nat or something! *wink*)

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