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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious problem that can occur in people with diabetes if their body starts to run out of insulin. This causes harmful substances called ketones to build up in the body, which can be life-threatening if not spotted and treated quickly. DKA mainly affects people with type 1 diabetes, but can sometimes occur in people with type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, it's important to be aware of the risk and know what to do if DKA occurs. Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis Signs of DKA include: needing to pee more than usual being sick breath that smells fruity (like pear drop sweets or nail varnish) deep or fast breathing feeling very tired or sleepy passing out DKA can also cause high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia) and a high level of ketones in your blood or urine, which you can check for using home-testing kits. Symptoms usually develop over 24 hours, but can come on faster. Check your blood sugar and ketone levels Check your blood sugar level if you have symptoms of DKA. If your blood sugar is 11mmol/L or over and you have a blood or urine ketone testing kit, check your ketone level. If you do a blood ketone test: lower than 0.6mmol/L is a normal reading Continue reading >>

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  1. Nikos Konstas

    I have been on low carb/keto for several years. It’s doable but its not easy as almost everything these days is full of carbs & low in fat. My advice would be:
    know your macros, use a keto calculator, like this one: KetoDiet Buddy - Easy Way to Calculate Your Macros on a Ketogenic Diet | The KetoDiet Blog
    Make sure your get enough electrolytes. You can make your own electrolyte drinks.
    In the long run, unless you’re treating a condition, you don’t want to go “zero carb”.
    Don’t be afraid to eat fats but know what fats to eat - not all fats are the same.
    People new to keto seem to think all you need is cheese and bacon - don’t make the same mistake - you need to have a balanced low-carb diet.

    Avoid low carb supplements/ meal replacements / ketone drinks at any cost. Know what you eat and learn to cook :)
    I run a Keto Blog with my partner - you can find guides and info on it.

    Best of luck!

  2. Peter Weintraub

    Hello - Thanks for reaching out!
    I personally have used a ketogenic diet long-term, and I have all of my clients follow one on their weight loss programs.
    In terms of tips, you want to keep your macros in this order: Fat (60–70%), Protein (20–30%) and Carbs (0–10%).
    There are no cheat days, and it will take cutting out fruits and starchy veggies for most people.
    I’ve yet to find any convincing evidence that you need to be careful following this type of nutrition long-term. So long as you’re not consuming too much protein, you’re not at risk for ketoacidosis, which many people often confuse for ketosis.
    My partner Evan and I recently did a podcast episode on this. Feel free to check it out at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podc...
    Hope this helps! If you have any further questions, feel free to email me at the address below.

    Peter Weintraub
    Founder and Permanent Weight Loss Expert at Fitness Retriever

    [email protected]

  3. Ron Hunter

    The precaution is to try to avoid cheating. The combination of refined carbohydrates and fat is something that should be avoided by all people. It’s not that fat is bad, it’s the combination.

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