Non-diabetic ketoacidosis is a rare condition which can be caused by starvation. Lack of glucose can force the body into ketogenesis causing a metabolic acidosis. As previously reported in the literature, ketoacidosis might, on rare occasions, be caused by a diet with low carbohydrate content. However, to the best of our knowledge this is the first reported case in the literature of ketoacidosis, in a non-diabetic patient, associated with a combination of low carbohydrate, high fat diet and lactation. A healthy non-diabetic, year old white woman started a low carbohydrate, high fat diet when she was breastfeeding her son of 10 months of age. After 10 days she was admitted to our hospital with nausea and vomiting and a serum pH of 7. Clinical signs and blood samples were compatible with ketoacidosis.
However, when glucose and insulin levels decrease on a carb-restricted diet, the liver ramps up its production of ketones in order to provide energy for your brain. This is based on consistent clinical experience of low-carb practitioners. However, interventional studies so far indicate that if anything, the risk appears to decrease. She had a past medical history of hypothyreosis and had a family history of high blood pressure but not for diabetes.
What is it like running the very popular YouTube channel Keto Connect? However, interventional studies so far indicate that if anything, the risk appears to decrease. Sustained levels above 3. Learn how to do a keto diet right, in part 1 of our video course. Ketones, or ketone bodies, are made by your liver from fat that you eat and your own body fat. Ketoacidosis, or diabetic ketoacidosis DKA in people with diabetes, is a complication of diabetes that occurs when a person does not have enough insulin. You can measure your ketone levels in your blood with a meter. Atkins RC. Video: Using breath-ketone analyzers 3. These supplements will likely not help you lose weight or reverse disease. Case presentation A year-old white woman presented to our county hospital with a history of nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, trembling and extremity spasms. J Med Case Rep.
Competing interests. The concern is that it may imply the disease is completely gone, never to return. Professor Ben Bikman has studied these questions in his lab for years and he is one of the foremost authorities on the subject. The fat then travels to the liver, where it is broken down into ketones, which are used as one source of alternative energy instead of glucose. Nothing abnormal was revealed on examination of her heart, lungs, abdomen and thyroid gland. Although the amount of insulin needed to transport these amino acids into muscles is small, when large amounts of protein are consumed, the rise in insulin might potentially reduce ketone production to some extent. Atkins RC. What is the Gut Microbiome and How Does it PLoS One Dietary intervention for overweight and obese adults: Comparison of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets.