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[IP] Ketosis/ketoacidosis

Ketosis  - diet induced or otherwise - can proceed to ketoacidosis fairly 
rapidly in folks with diabetes.  As mentioned in an earlier post, this is 
not a problem for those who have normally functioning islet cells.  At 
best, someone with diabetes who routinely spills ketones is walking a very 
narrow line.  Only lab tests can tell if the blood chemistry is approaching 
dangerous levels.  The body is designed to work within a very narrow range 
of blood pH (acid/base balance).  Even very small deviations (which occur 
with the presence of ketones) can profoundly affect all body systems, 
including heart, brain, lungs, kidneys.  By the time symptoms of 
ketoacidosis (nausea, vomiting, labored breathing, decreased level of 
consciousness) appear, the situation is usually critical.


PS Have you seen pictures of Bernstein?  Looks quite thin  to me.......

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