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What to do if i have diabetes and i'm on the keto diet. what to do if i have moderate ketones (80) in my urine according to my ketostix. my sugar is fine. will i be okay?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Keto diet: There is a difference between ketones and ketoacidosis. A ketogenic diet can be very helpful in decreasing your blood sugar. It is a matter of using fat to fuel your body more so than carbs. Dr. David Perlmutter's book Grain Brain is my favorite resource for teaching my patients how to eat a ketogenic diet.
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