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Our language is amazing sometimes and the change of a letter can make all the difference in what a word means. Throw in some medical terminology and it is easy to see why we get confused. Being a fan of a low carb lifestyle, the term ketosis comes up a lot and I have to admit, when I first heard it I was afraid of it. It had keto in it and that is the root of a very scary part of diabetes. But ignorance is not always bliss and taking time to educate myself has been a great plus for me. Basically the lack of insulin is what can cause ketoacidosis putting our body in starvation mode because all the energy the body is producing in either ketones or glucose cannot get into the cells. This is why it is most common in type 1 diabetics. On a ketone strip, anything above 20 should be considered life threatening and ketoacidosis. Ketosis is normal and it's our body's back up plan. Of course glucose is the preferred energy, it's easy to burn. But when glucose is limited, the body can make enough out of the foods we eat to make the glucose exclusive parts of our body happy, while burning fat for energy for those that are happy with that. On a ketone strip it should be between 0.2-3.0 to be c Continue reading >>

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  1. Kalisiin

    Ketosis Versus Ketoacidosis

    Since much discussion has come up lately concerning Dr. Fung, Intermittent Fasting, and ketosis…I thought it would be timely to share this article I found explaining the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis.
    New diabetics and even a few old hands seem to sometimes confuse these two things…even some doctors do!!
    Ketosis is safe, ketoacidosis can be a life-threatening condition. I might add that DKA, diabetic ketoacidosis happens much more frequently in Type 1 rather than Type 2 diabetics. Usually, you also need to have high BG readings to develop ketoacidosis, as I understand it.
    Anyway, my clinical knowledge is limited, and I certainly am not qualified to give medical advice, so I will just present the article as is.
    http://www.battlediabetes.com/articles/diabet...

  2. Gabby

    This really does help explain things a good bit. Once again, when we try to get things into any extreme, we end up out of balance.

  3. kidsclubkryse

    I tried to do ketosis because a friend mines father does it and it's work wonders, but it's very restrictive most things I can leave behind but I really really like oatmeal!! I'm still looking into it and I do find it promising lol!

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Ever wonder what the differences are between KetoAcidosis and Ketosis? This video explains it. One is bad, the other is not, so it's worth understanding the difference between the two. The full original video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Rft...

Ketoacidosis Versus Ketosis

Some doctors and other medical professionals confuseketoacidosis, an extremely abnormal form of ketosis, with the normalbenign dietary ketosisassociated with ketogenic diets and fasting states in the body.They will then tell you that ketosis is dangerous. The difference between the two conditions is a matter of volume and flow rate: Benign dietary ketosisis a biochemically regulated and controlled process which results in a mild release of fatty acids and ketone bodies. Ketoacidosisis a condition in which massive, way above normal quantities of ketones are produced in an unregulated, wildly out of control biochemical situation. Heres a table with actual numbers to help show the differences in magnitude: Fact 1:Every human body maintains the blood and cellular fluids within a very narrow range between being too acidic (low pH) and too basic (high pH). If the blood pH gets out of the normal range, either too low or too high, big problems happen. Fact 2:The human pancreas is an organ which secretes insulin, a hormone that helps the body manage blood sugar and fat storage. Without insulin, the body cannot utilize glucose for fuel in the cells, AND cannot store fat in the fat cells. Th Continue reading >>

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  1. Kalisiin

    Ketosis Versus Ketoacidosis

    Since much discussion has come up lately concerning Dr. Fung, Intermittent Fasting, and ketosis…I thought it would be timely to share this article I found explaining the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis.
    New diabetics and even a few old hands seem to sometimes confuse these two things…even some doctors do!!
    Ketosis is safe, ketoacidosis can be a life-threatening condition. I might add that DKA, diabetic ketoacidosis happens much more frequently in Type 1 rather than Type 2 diabetics. Usually, you also need to have high BG readings to develop ketoacidosis, as I understand it.
    Anyway, my clinical knowledge is limited, and I certainly am not qualified to give medical advice, so I will just present the article as is.
    http://www.battlediabetes.com/articles/diabet...

  2. Gabby

    This really does help explain things a good bit. Once again, when we try to get things into any extreme, we end up out of balance.

  3. kidsclubkryse

    I tried to do ketosis because a friend mines father does it and it's work wonders, but it's very restrictive most things I can leave behind but I really really like oatmeal!! I'm still looking into it and I do find it promising lol!

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Is Ketosis Dangerous?

You may have heard from your doctor that ketosis is a life-threatening condition. If so, your doctor is confusing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with nutritional ketosis, or keto-adaptation. First, some semantics. Our body can produce, from fat and some amino acids, three ketone bodies (a “ketone” refers to the chemical structure where oxygen is double-bonded to carbon sandwiched between at least 2 other carbons). These ketone bodies we produce are: acetone, acetoacetone, and beta-hydroxybutyrate (B-OHB). [For anyone who is interested, they are the 3 most right structures on the figure, below.] Why do we make ketones? For starters, it’s a vital evolutionary advantage. Our brain can only function with glucose and ketones. Since we can’t store more than about 24 hours’ worth of glucose, we would all die of hypoglycemia if ever forced to fast for more than a day. Fortunately, our liver can take fat and select amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) and turn them into ketones, first and foremost to feed our brains. Hence, our body’s ability to produce ketones is required for basic survival. What is diabetic ketoacidosis? When diabetics (usually Type I diabetics, but some Continue reading >>

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  1. Kalisiin

    Ketosis Versus Ketoacidosis

    Since much discussion has come up lately concerning Dr. Fung, Intermittent Fasting, and ketosis…I thought it would be timely to share this article I found explaining the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis.
    New diabetics and even a few old hands seem to sometimes confuse these two things…even some doctors do!!
    Ketosis is safe, ketoacidosis can be a life-threatening condition. I might add that DKA, diabetic ketoacidosis happens much more frequently in Type 1 rather than Type 2 diabetics. Usually, you also need to have high BG readings to develop ketoacidosis, as I understand it.
    Anyway, my clinical knowledge is limited, and I certainly am not qualified to give medical advice, so I will just present the article as is.
    http://www.battlediabetes.com/articles/diabet...

  2. Gabby

    This really does help explain things a good bit. Once again, when we try to get things into any extreme, we end up out of balance.

  3. kidsclubkryse

    I tried to do ketosis because a friend mines father does it and it's work wonders, but it's very restrictive most things I can leave behind but I really really like oatmeal!! I'm still looking into it and I do find it promising lol!

  4. -> Continue reading
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