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3/23/12 1:47 P

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Ketosis vs Ketoascidosis... I just figured the first was a short-hand version. Thanks for the links, they've certainly answered some of my questions.

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3/23/12 1:20 P

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I'd suggest taking a look at this message board:

http://www.diabetesforums.com/forum/diab
etes/47395-achieving-ketosis-versus-ke
toacidosis.html

People often confuse ketosis with diabetic ketoacidosis. There is a big difference and there are a lot of type 1 (and type 2) diabetics who are on a low-carb diet and are in ketosis, but their blood sugars and overall health are great. You'll need to do some more research on ketosis and low-carb diets to fully understand. Hope this helps.

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I'm not going to devote any time to reading about the diet since I'm not interested in it, but most low carb approaches allow your body to burn fat as fuel, which results in a slight elevation of ketones. Here's a better definition than I can give you:

http://www.survivediabetes.com/ketosis.h
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Valerie

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3/21/12 10:53 P

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Have you heard of the "keto diet" yet? Short for ketogeneic, its a form of low carb diet that focuses on heavy fat intake and few proteins, (instead of the other low carbs with a high protein focus) and you know you're doing it right when you get purple ketones. It was originally developed as a treatment for epilepsy, but you can read more about that here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketogenic_diet

Anyhow.... as a long-standing member of the Diabetes Club (type 1 for 21 years now), I know to dread ketones and avoid them at all costs. Aside from the obvious insulin-producing difference between "us" and "them", why on earth would anyone want ketones on purpose? Aren't they bad for normal people too? And if they're NOT bad for normal people, are they only bad for us because they go hand in hand with high blood sugar, so is it really the high blood sugar we looking for and the ketones are just an indicator?

Anyone know about this? I promise I'm not even vaguely interested in trying it out, I'm just confused as to why ketones aren't deadly for everyone....

Thanks!

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