15 JUN 2023
Ketoacidosis occurs when there is an excessive buildup of ketones in the blood, leading to a decrease in blood pH.
This can be caused by a severe lack of insulin, which is necessary for the body to properly process and utilize glucose for energy.
While a ketogenic diet can result in elevated ketone levels in the blood, it does not typically lead to ketoacidosis in healthy individuals.
The levels of ketones reached through nutritional ketosis are generally much lower than those seen in ketoacidosis.
It is important for people with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels, ketone levels, and work closely with their healthcare team to prevent any potential complications.