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Sting 01-24-2013 09:37 AM

Ketosis and Ketoacidosis explained please?
 
So i have started doing a Ketogenic Diet or LCHF they seem the same keeping carbs pretty low like 15 or less and today after testing a ketosis strip it showed i was in ketosis now when i read online about ketosis it mentions Ketoacidosis i read some articles mention Type 2 which i am, and being in ketosis and Ketoacidosis just wondering if someone can explain a bit about this as i'm not sure now about ketosis and Ketoacidosis with diabetics?

Also i'm confused about BS as some mention Ketoacidosis when the BS is to low while other say to high? :confused::confused:

Thanks

Sting 01-25-2013 05:57 AM

Anyone?

aristo1963 01-25-2013 09:22 PM

As type 2's ketosis will help bring your blood sugar into check.An insulin shot dependant type 1 will go into ketoacidosis which is different and life threatening for them.

Jigsaw 01-31-2013 06:02 PM

What is the Difference Between Ketosis and Ketoacidosis? - mobile wiseGEEK

Found this... hopefully it helps.
It appears that ketoacidosis occurs when your insulin drops extremely low, most likely in a type 1, both lead to fat burning, but ketoacidosis is extreme and dangerous. Ketosis is a "normal metabolic function"...

javadandy 02-12-2013 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Sting (Post 16216683)
So i have started doing a Ketogenic Diet or LCHF they seem the same keeping carbs pretty low like 15 or less and today after testing a ketosis strip it showed i was in ketosis now when i read online about ketosis it mentions Ketoacidosis i read some articles mention Type 2 which i am, and being in ketosis and Ketoacidosis just wondering if someone can explain a bit about this as i'm not sure now about ketosis and Ketoacidosis with diabetics?

Also i'm confused about BS as some mention Ketoacidosis when the BS is to low while other say to high? :confused::confused:

Thanks

Is seems that ketosis is the burning of fat process and ketoacidosis is this process without insulin, which causes a runaway effect. Type 1 diabetics are at risk of ketoacidosis.

Some more links I hope you find helpful...

Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis

Ketosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I have had many people get them confused. Fat burning can result in ketosis on some minor level, as the body breaks down the fat.

Another great read is "The Ketogenic Diet" by Lyle McDonald. Very, very detailed and informative. I had a friend in high school who had epilepsy. She was thin, very thin as she ate a very strong high fat, low protein ketogenic diet to control her seizures. Probably not the best today, but this was in the 80s, and she was smart as a whip, accomplished, and thin. She never suffered a seizure in school and never strayed from her diet.

I hope this is helpful!! :)


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