Ketosis. Does, any one check this level on a regular basis?

By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2012-09-22 16:30:01 -0500
Started 2012-09-21 11:09:19 -0500

This week, I have been learning about Ketosis. I am watching my numbers on this to. It is just as important as watching your blood sugar level. I checked mine the other day, as I stated previously. My range was at 1.2, being on the warning side. Where 1.5 and above is in the danger zone. I wanted to pass along this article to you here is a peek of what part of the article is saying:

The human body produces ketones once the muscle tissue has exhausted all the glycogen reserves. This state is known as the state of ketosis. Ketones are produced in the mitochondria of liver cells. These ketones initiate the breakdown of fatty acids as a means of providing energy to the body. Carbohydrates inhibit this production of ketones as they restore glycogen levels to the muscles, giving the body an alternative source of energy.

I hope you will respong to this. Just to know what some of you think about this.


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Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-09-21 12:19:44 -0500 Report

I don't think I'm in danger of being too high because although I do eat a low carb diet, I also eat a few pieces of fruit a day, so i think I am probably getting around 100 g. of carbs a day…but I would be interested in checking just to be sure…

Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-09-21 12:16:40 -0500 Report

Hey Nana - thanks for the info - how do you check your Ketones?

Nana_anna 2012-09-22 16:30:01 -0500 Report

Hi Proud Army Mom! I am a PROUD NAVY Mom! Anyway, I got the new Nova track meter in the mail this week. It checks, both blood sugar levels and ketones, both using strips. You have to buy strips. One for checking the ketones, and the other for your BS.

MAYS 2012-09-21 11:17:54 -0500 Report

I check it whenever i am sick and when i exercise (or when my meter indicates that i should) never really had a problem except when I had the flu a few years ago.

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