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[IP] Ketones - DKA

Isn't Natalie's description below the difference between Ketosis and
Ketoacidosis? Type 2's cannot get DKA. Clue me in. I really don't know
everything. ;)
Jan H

> Non-diabetics DO produce ketones in response to starvation, when all
> glycogen stores are depleted, and the body turns to burning fat. If
> you're so ill that you haven't eaten in a long time, you may see
> ketones, but that would be because of not eating, rather than the
> illness itself.
> Type 2's in Hyperosmolar Coma will produce ketones; that's because their
> BG has gone VERY high (in the 1000 - 1500 range), and their pancreases
> have shut down because of glucotoxicity. They still don't show ketone
> levels comparable to Type 1's.  Under ordinary "sick day" conditions,
> they don't usually have ketones, unless their diabetes is very advanced
> and they have very little pancreatic function left.
>  Natalie A. Sera,

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