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From Minnesota, USA:

Our son is 11 and diagnosed for 4 years. He is very concerned about control of his sugars and is trying lower carbs and higher protein to control the post meal blood sugar rises. It seems to be working and we wonder if we need to worry about ketones with the higher protein input. Are these ketones any different than ketones from diabetic ketoacidosis?


Are you doing this high protein, low carb diet with the supervision of a physician and/or a dietitian? If your son is experiencing ketones with normal blood sugars, these could be the result of breaking down fat, due to a lack of adequate carbohydrates. If he is experiencing high sugars with ketones, he is getting into DKA and need more insulin.


Original posting 6 May 1998
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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