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Re: [IP] Ketones



In a message dated Thu, 21 Mar 2002 12:25:26 AM Eastern Standard Time, email @ redacted writes:

I heard somewhere that poor diet, or not enough nutrition can cause Ketones to appear. Is that true?
I've had D for 3 years and have never had ketones!!
Lauren


> High BGs is not the only thing that will give you keytones.  An infection, 
> illness,  and a few other things can cause a person to have keytones.  If you 
> don't check for keytones even when you are within range, you can become 
> ketonic (SP?) and become very sick.  Josh rarely throws keytones, even with 
> some very high BGs.  But let him get sick, even with in-range BGs and he will 
> have KTs that make him feel sicker.  Don't be fooled....high BGs is not the 
> only reason for KTs.
> 
> Sylvia
> mom to Joshua
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