Question about ketoacidosis

By GrammieMags Latest Reply 2012-09-19 17:37:51 -0500
Started 2012-09-14 19:02:46 -0500

Thanks to you folks I went reading about ketones and ketoacidosis.

And to my question: if losing weight means that ketones are released, and too many ketones leads to ketoacidosis, how do we lose weight without triggering ketoacidosis?

5 replies

awakening2health 2012-09-19 17:37:51 -0500 Report

ketoacidosis is NOT a problem with Type 2 diabetes (it is a very serious problem with Type 1)… so a few ketones will not hurt you!

Nick1962 2012-09-15 10:27:50 -0500 Report

After losing 90 lbs, i can tell you that you have to do some pretty severe dieting to get into the ketoacidosis trigger (as a type 2), but type 1's need to be more careful. I steadily lost about 1 lb/week but went on a very low carb diet for a month and I could smell it on my own breath. If you have routine full blood panels, check your anion gap number.

MAYS 2012-09-14 19:34:04 -0500 Report

Ketones build up when the body needs to break down fats and fatty acids to use as fuel. This is most likely to occur when the body does not get enough sugar or carbohydrates.

Losing weight at an alarming rate can cause problems for you, as the ketones (which are by products of the metabolism and break down of stored fat) began to build up within the blood faster than the body can eliminate it via your urine.

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Take your time and lose weight, you didn't gain it over night, nor will you lose it that way, all you will do is hurt yourself, seriously!

Take care, and be good to yourself!