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Ketosis: Symptoms, Signs & More

Every cell in your body needs energy to survive. Most of the time, you create energy from the sugar (glucose) in your bloodstream. Insulin helps regulate glucose levels in the blood and stimulate the absorption of glucose by the cells in your body. If you don’t have enough glucose or insufficient insulin to get the job done, your body will break down fat instead for energy. This supply of fat is an alternative energy source that keeps you from starvation. When you break down fat, you produce a compound called a ketone body. This process is called ketosis. Insulin is required by your cells in order to use the glucose in your blood, but ketones do not require insulin. The ketones that don’t get used for energy pass through your kidneys and out through your urine. Ketosis is most likely to occur in people who have diabetes, a condition in which the body produces little or no insulin. Ketosis and Ketoacidosis: What You Need To Know Ketosis simply means that your body is producing ketone bodies. You’re burning fat instead of glucose. Ketosis isn’t necessarily harmful to your health. If you don’t have diabetes and you maintain a healthy diet, it’s unlikely to be a problem. Wh Continue reading >>

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    How does ketosis occur due to low insulin rate?




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    Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the glucose metabolism has gone all awry due to either the body not being able to produce enough insulin or the cells not responding sufficiently to insulin. This condition can result in a host of health complications which can range from mild to life threatening. One such complication is called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and if untreated can lead to coma and death.
    When your body produces little or no insulin, it starts burning fats for fuel. This is because insulin is necessary for pushing glucose (the preferred energy source) inside muscle cells. In the absence of glucose, fats are broken down by cells to derive energy. During this process, acidic substances called ketones are formed which start piling up inside the blood stream. This accumulation leads to ketoacidosis.

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