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Re: [IP]?? ketones-diets and more...
Barbara and All,
I've been following closely all this information on diet, ketones, etc.. I am
still slightly confused and not sure what to do.
My problem / Question: I've been staying off of carbs quite a bit. I eat simple
carbs - vegetables. I noticed that my BS's stay level if I don't eat a lot of
carbs (e.g. less than 20-30 per / meal or less). I am not doing Atkins, but
somewhat similar. Anyway the other day I was going to the bathroom more than my
usual several times ( I drink about 1 1/2 - 2 gallon of water per day ). That
night I decided to test ketones. Sure enough I had them and still do. The
ketones are running from small to moderate. My blood sugars are perfect. So, I
am so confused. If I eat more carbo's and have higher bs problems than no
ketones, if I eat few carbo's than great blood sugars but ketones. I just don't
know what to do. Am I hurting myself by running these ketones? It is poison
running through my system, right? Any suggestions, recommendations would be
greatly appreciated. And, yes I am trying to lose weight too. Not coming off
> You shouldn't have to worry. If seight loss is not too fast...usually about 1
> to 2 pounds /week, there should not be a problem. If they are present at trace
> to small amounts, it is not usually a big problem. Some weight loss programs
> monitor urine for ketones. It is fat burning in the presence of little to no
> insulin that causes metabolic problems. Weight loss should be monitored when
> you have diabetes to make sure you are not deveoping problems. Ketones in the
> moderate to large range , plus high BGs are not healthy. Hope this is helpful.
> Barbara B.
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