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Ketones (Overview)

Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen molecule.


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What are ketones?

What are ketones?

Alternate fuel: Prolonged fasting, or with Insulin deficiency, the body runs out of glucose or it can't use what's there if Insulin levels are too low. The body makes ketones as an alternate source of fuel for brain and heart when that happens. Prolonged ketosis isn't healthy; the rest of the body is starved and ?risk for ketoacidosis which causes acid buildup in the body. One can get quite sick from ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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Ketones (Overview)

Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen molecule.


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How do I lower ketone levels?

Maintain: HYDRATION!! (Unless you are Diabetic....if you are diabetic ketones may be the result of poor control) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I bring my ketone down. ?

How can I bring my ketone down. ?

Depends on reason: Ketones increase in patients who have poorly controlled type 1 diabetes but also increases in non diabetics who are starved, on high protein diet, or who abuse alcohol. The treatment of the first is to control the blood sugar well and follow doctors instructions to the dot. Otherwise, the treatment is by removing the cause. Whether it is diet or alcohol related. ...Read more

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0.2 ketones? Is this bad for type 1?

0.2 ketones? Is this bad for type 1?

Hydrate: This level can usually be corrected by proper Insulin administration and increased hydration. Follow your dr's instruction. ...Read more

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Why is ketone allowed in the workplace?

Who is Ketone?: Self testing for ketones in the urine in the workplace is a reasonable accommodation for people with diabetes to determine if their blood sugars are so far out of control that they may slip into ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ketones?

Organic molecule: Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen molecule. ...Read more

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What're the highest ketones a person can manage at home?

Depends: The overall picture is more important than what a urine strip reads. When you have ketones in urine, presuming you have diabetes, you need to call your doctor. The decision to stay home or not should be based on your doctor's recommendation. ...Read more

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How to hold back hunger for a very long time to get ketones?

How to hold back hunger for a very long time to get ketones?

Several options: Drink a lot of water and take fiber capsules to keep you full. Look into l-glutamine and l-tyrosine supplements (these are amino acids). Also, you don't have to stay hungry to start ketosis. U just have to eat very low carbs. So when hungry, eat meat, eggs, cheese, non-starchy veggies. No grains or sugar or potatoes or corn or fruit. ...Read more