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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why can't you exercise when there are ketones in your urine?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Its not an: Absolute contraindication to avoid exercise. But in diabetics this suggest that they are at a physiologic point where there insulin needs aren't being met and could evolve into a more concerning, even life-threatening process. Otherwise, without insulin/diabetes issues, ketones in your suggests some element of dehydration or starvation or other acute illness that could be worsened with exercise
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