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ketosis vs ketoacidosis

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 16, 2011 at 2:41 PM

I know there's a drastic difference in the level of ketone bodies, but does anyone have a good source for typical numbers on a ketogenic diet vs diabetic ketoacidosis?

I believe normal ketosis should be around 5-20 mg/dl and ketoacidosis is around 200mg/dl but I'm not sure.

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Phinney and Volek say in The Art and Science of Low Carb: serum ketosis ranges 0.5 to 5 mM (where LC usually goes no higher than 3, but starvation could take you to 5); ketoacidosis from 15-25 mM.

That translates to 9-91 mg/dl for ketosis, and 273-455 mg/dl for ketoacidosis, if the calculator I used is right.

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