Monthly Archives: August 2015

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Study in Metabolic Extremes

The Vicious Cycle of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a familiar term to most T1 diabetics. The only populations at practical risk for Diabetic Ketoacidosis are either T1 diabetics or T2 diabetics whose condition has advanced to the point that their pancreas’ ability to produce insulin is greatly impaired. This is the second of a three part… Read more »

Ketone Danger: “Are ketones dangerous to diabetics?”

When people learn that I eat a low carb, high fat diet and measure my ketones frequently, hoping that I have a measurable amount of ketones in my blood, they inevitably ask me, “Aren’t ketones dangerous to diabetics?” or “Can’t ketosis kill you?” It is a common misunderstanding where people confuse ketosis  with Diabetic… Read more »