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.
asked byJeff__1 (15236)
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on August 16, 2011
at 07:55 PM
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.