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Getting Rid of Ketones

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I've had ketones (anywhere between moderate and large) for the last two weeks, and have no idea how I can get rid of them. The drs have called them "starvation" ketones because they are due to not being able to eat properly, and have nothing to do with my bgls, but I'm still finding it extremely difficult to eat, so I cant get rid of them that way.

 

I was wondering if anybody had any ideas on how to flush ketones from the system? Theyre a bit of a worry because I've had a couple of hypos, and am not feeling them at all while I have the ketones...

 

Thanks lovelies,

 

Kit

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If you aren't eating what your body needs to stabilize your weight, then you will always produce ketones. As your body breaks down fat for energy it creates a ketone as a byproduct. Therefore you CANNOT eliminate them without eating normal again.

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If you aren't eating what your body needs to stabilize your weight, then you will always produce ketones. As your body breaks down fat for energy it creates a ketone as a byproduct. Therefore you CANNOT eliminate them without eating normal again.

 

Boooo... thanks though.

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As Jedi says, the only way to get rid of keytones is to inject/infuse insulin and consume carbs at the same time. There is no other way. And if you can't hold down food, you need to deal with the problem quickly. What are you doing to restore your ability to eat? If nausea is problem, you need to take suitable medication to get over it. The stomach becomes so sensitive that, if left to it's own devices, it won't accept any food. And you have to break this cycle.

 

You also have to watch out for losing minerals, especially postassium. The problem can escalate quickly, pushing you into DKA. If it gets any worse, go to the hospital and they will put you on an insulin/glucose IV. Then they will be able to deal with the eating problem, using whatever medication is required. Good luck! ;)

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There is a substance out there that certain people use to avoid nausea and that is known to give people the "munchies..."

 

Not that I'm suggesting that

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her name is very fitting as it is!

 

Have you tried eating plenty of bread? toast? i isually find i can eat bread or toast when im unable to keep anything else down.

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Of course, then your name might be a bit more fitting...

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No No Kids, Drugs are bad!

 

her name is very fitting as it is!

 

Have you tried eating plenty of bread? toast? i isually find i can eat bread or toast when im unable to keep anything else down.

 

Nah, that was comin back up too Stu... wanna see a pic?! Lol JOKING!!

 

 

 

Thanks all for your suggestions. I'm back to eating almost normally and ketones are all gone but for a trace... which totally doesn't phase me...

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i too have been having a problem like this ... i have had keytones for 3 weeks now my bg is in control but a work out plan i have started i think is the problem ... any ideas on how to fix that

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Ketones are not bad - as long as they're not accompanied by high bg (which can be oncoming ketoacidosis.) They're just showing that you're burning fat (since you're exercising, that's a good thing right?)

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Thanks all for your suggestions. I'm back to eating almost normally and ketones are all gone but for a trace... which totally doesn't phase me...

 

Hi Kit - glad to hear you're on the mend - get lots of that home made chicken soup into you :)

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i too have been having a problem like this ... i have had keytones for 3 weeks now my bg is in control but a work out plan i have started i think is the problem ... any ideas on how to fix that

 

Can you give an indication of

- how many ketones you are seeing, how are you measuring them and what readings are you getting,

- what BG numbers you are generally seeing through the day,

- what actual food you eat in a day?

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Ketosis should not be confused with ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis or the less common alcoholic ketoacidosis), which is severe ketosis causing the pH of the blood to drop below 7.2. Ketoacidosis is a medical condition usually caused by diabetes and accompanied by dehydration, hyperglycemia, ketonuria and increased levels of glucagon. The high glucagon, low insulin serum levels signals the body to produce more glucose via gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, and ketone bodies via ketogenesis. High levels of glucose causes the failure of tubular reabsorption in the kidneys, causing water to leak into the tubules in a process called osmotic diuresis, causing dehydration and further exacerbating the acidosis.

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Hello Kit :), As what Mortis505 just said as this may be what you are looking for as ketoacidosis is not good at all but mild keytones is tolerable providing that your kidneys are healthy to resist the load. Read this Kit as some is OK but to a limit. :)

 

But, isn't ketosis dangerous?

 

Being in ketosis by following a low carbohydrate diet is NOT dangerous. The human body was designed to use ketones very efficiently as fuel in the absence of glucose. However, the word ketosis is often confused with a similar word, ketoacidosis.

 

Ketoacidosis is a dangerous condition for diabetics, and the main element is ACID not ketones. The blood pH becomes dangerously acidic because of an extremely high blood SUGAR level (the diabetic has no insulin, or doesn't respond to insulin .... so blood sugar rises ... ketones are produced by the body to provide the fuel necessary for life, since the cells can't use the sugar). It's the high blood sugar, and the acid condition that is so dangerous. Ketones just happen to be a part of the picture, and are a RESULT of the condition, not the CAUSE. Diabetics can safely follow a ketogenic diet to lose fat weight ... but they must be closely monitored by their health care provider, and blood sugars need to be kept low, and stable.

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