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What Is Ketoacidosis And Why Does It Happen?

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> Hyperglycemia And Diabetic Ketoacidosis

When blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar levels) are too high, it's called hyperglycemia. Glucose is a sugar that comes from foods, and is formed and stored inside the body. It's the main source of energy for the body's cells and is carried to each through the bloodstream. But even though we need glucose for energy, too much glucose in the blood can be unhealthy. Hyperglycemia is the hallmark of diabetes — it happens when the body either can't make insulin (type 1 diabetes) or can't respond to insulin properly (type 2 diabetes). The body needs insulin so glucose in the blood can enter the cells to be used for energy. In people who have developed diabetes, glucose builds up in the blood, resulting in hyperglycemia. If it's not treated, hyperglycemia can cause serious health problems. Too much sugar in the bloodstream for long periods of time can damage the vessels that supply blood to vital organs. And, too much sugar in the bloodstream can cause other types of damage to body tissues, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve problems in people with diabetes. These problems don't usually show up in kids or teens w Continue reading >>

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  1. phantom1024

    This has been on my mind lately and would like to know if anybody has any ideas why it happen.
    I am 5'10" (177cm) and was 174lbs (79kg) with a body fat of around 20% according to a dexa scan I had done.
    My diet consisted of 1,200 - 1,700 calories a day with most days hitting the 1,200 calorie mark. Protein was 170 to 210g and net carbs always below 50g
    I did strength training twice a week and my strength increased with every workout (I kept very precise strength logs)
    At the end of about 8 weeks (I think it was 8 weeks) after replenishing gylocgen stores I went for another dexa scan and I found out that half of the weight loss was muscle and the other half was fat. It was very disappointing and my only conclusion was that my calories were too low and I needed a more conservative deficit.
    What did I do wrong that I lost so much muscle in your opinion ?
    edit: This year I started the Tim Ferris Slow Carb Diet (without the cheat day) at 16.5% body fat eating about 2,000 calories a day, 50g net carbs and at least 160g of protein and one 20 minute strength training workout a week. After 6 months I was down to 11.2% body fat. The weight loss this time was about 90% fat and 10% LBM.

  2. Vinnycabrini

    1200 sounds very low for someone who is 5'10" AND EXERCISING

  3. [deleted]

    My diet consisted of 1,200 - 1,700 calories a day with most days hitting the 1,200 calorie mark.
    That 1200 is pretty low.

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