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Old 01-24-2013, 09:37 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:57 AM   #2
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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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.
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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"...
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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?

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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