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Do diabetics exhale acetone even when glucose is well controlled, perhaps not enough to smell, but e?
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Aaron Stupple
General Practice
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In brief: No more than normal
Acetone comes from the metabolism of excessive ketones.
When glucose levels are maintained at appropriate values, the body of a person with diabetes does not produce more ketones than someone without diabetes, and so will not produce more acetone either.

In brief: No more than normal
Acetone comes from the metabolism of excessive ketones.
When glucose levels are maintained at appropriate values, the body of a person with diabetes does not produce more ketones than someone without diabetes, and so will not produce more acetone either.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
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Dr. Robert Lang
With fasting, anyone can have ketones in the urine.
Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine
In brief: Not likely
We are all capable of exhaling acetone in tiny amounts especially when doing diets like the atkins.
So if a diabetic is starving himself of carbohydrates, acetone and other esters will build up in the blood and the body will excrete them in urine and through respiration.

In brief: Not likely
We are all capable of exhaling acetone in tiny amounts especially when doing diets like the atkins.
So if a diabetic is starving himself of carbohydrates, acetone and other esters will build up in the blood and the body will excrete them in urine and through respiration.
Dr. Joseph Hermann
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