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LCHF Diet

One of my doctors had advised the below. I am confused.

Low Carb High Fat diet is not recommended for Diabetics. Our body needs continuous energy which can be easily available only from carbohydrates. A high fat diet in the long run can raise ketones levels in the blood and cause Keto Acidosis in the patient which is a life threatening condition. Fibre rich carbohydrates will ensure slow and gradual release of glucose in the blood.

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Google ketosis AND ketoacidosis.

Ketosis is life, runaway ketoacidosis is death.

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Ketones are produced when fat is burned for energy and it is said that ketones accumulated in the body can lead to ketoacidosis. So, should we- LCHF followers- check ketones periodically ?

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AFAIK

Ketones are made only when on long fasts and on VLC diet (less than 50 gm per day). Dangerously high levels will only show up when there is absence of insulin (type 1).

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I did testing once or twice to see if i was spilling ketones, but it turns out, i'm not able. The body doesn't allow it to happen no matter how high the blood sugars go for me.

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Over 400.

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This was years before getting a CGM.

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Haven't been told by any of the doctors that that was a possiblity. Will check into that soon.

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Will do!

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Dr's have been trained on this what they have to recommend

They have Confusion on what is nutritional Ketosis and what is keto acidosis

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There is no confusion. ketosis is ketosis irrespective of the cause and predisposes to the same metabolic disorder if not corrected.

rigorous fasting or forced starvation is also harmful for the body

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Please read more on this

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fasting insulin test can be done at Thyrocare labs....costing is about Rs.400

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i started eating egg /almonds/ cashewnut/ wallnuts sir / fruits sir

very soon i will start eating other fat foods cheese paneer etc chicken

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ok sir i will do as u mentioned

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100% true. where is your confusion in this?

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