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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and Nutritional Ketosis (Keto-adaptation)

It seems the world is dieting — again — and this time it’s all about “banting”. Besides being an undertaker, William Banting is known for being the first to popularise a weight loss diet based on limiting intake of refined and easily digestible carbohydrates. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Banting)
But, this article is not about “Banting”, or dieting, per say – it’s simply about understanding a few processes in our body, and, understanding the difference between Diabetic Ketoacidosis and this Nutritional Ketosis that everyone is trying to achieve!

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Glycogen – Glycogen is the storage form of glucose in our body. IT IS NOT GLUCOSE. Glycogen is stored in the liver and the muscles of the body.
The liver contains an enzyme called glucose-1-phosphatase, which enables glycogen to be broken down to glucose, and exported from the liver into the bloodstream. Continue reading Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and Nutritional Ketosis (Keto-adaptation)