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Why are ketone bodies produced?

Lack of carbs. Glucose is the normal fuel for the body. If there is inadequate glucose (derived from the breakdown of carbohydrate) or if in the case of diabetes the glucose can't get into the cell due to Insulin lack/dysfunction the body will then burn fat and/or protein to make glucose. This results in the build up of ketones. Read more...

How ketone bodies lead to acidosis?

Ketoacidosis. Ketones like few other substances can cause acidosis in the bloodstream which is a low ph and very dangerous to every organ system. Probably you have heard about this due to someone with very elevated blood sugar which causes the production of ketones. The details are very complicated to explain but basically know that this can be treated. Iv fluids and meds to treat the cause bring ph to normal. Read more...

How come ketone bodies are generated during uncontrolled diabetes?

Ketones. Ketones are a well recognized complication of uncontrolled diabetes. You must try on your own to get better control of your diabetes and also follow up with the doctor who takes care of your diabetes. Read more...

Why is phenylketonuria not called phenylalanemia instead? Is it related to ketone bodies in any way?

Tradition. The original testing involved the detection of phenyl ketones in the urine, which are still part of the disease.Simple chemical reagents could permit detection in a simple office setting, rather than a specialized lab.A urine screening done on a kid with unexplained developmental delay, blond hair and seizures would lead to blood testing for PKU.There was a time before modern screening. . Read more...

What do glycosuria and ketone bodies in the urine indicate?

Together is serious. Glycosuria means sugar in the urine. It happens when the sugar level in the blood is high >180 mg/dl. It is reported in crosses (+, ++, +++, ++++) the higher the crosses the worst the sugar in blood. Ketones appear in urine and blood when the liver is burning fat like in the state of fasting, or when diabetes is complicated with ketoacidosis ( is a serious complication of type i diabetes). Read more...
Diabetes . Glucose and ketones in urine usually imply a diagnosis of diabetes. Please discuss with your doctor right away. Read more...