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Can you get ketoacidosis if you don't have diabetes?

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Some people without diabetes can get ketoacidosis. It's caused by alcoholism, starvation, or an overactive thyroid. A healthy low-carb diet shouldn't cause a problem.

From: What Is Ketosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Paoli, A. June 2013. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Dashti, H. Fall 2004. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology,

Manninen, A. December 2004. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition,

Epilepsy Foundation: "Ketogenic Diet."

Turner, Z. June 2006. Practical Gastroenterology,

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Ketogenic Diet Center," "Ketone Testing: What You Need to Know."

The American Diabetes Association: "DKA (Ketoacidosis) & Ketones," "Checking for Ketones."

Wood, E. August 2004. Thyroid,

Scott & White Healthcare. "Metabolic Acidosis."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 17, 2017

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SOURCES:

Paoli, A. June 2013. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Dashti, H. Fall 2004. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology,

Manninen, A. December 2004. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition,

Epilepsy Foundation: "Ketogenic Diet."

Turner, Z. June 2006. Practical Gastroenterology,

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Ketogenic Diet Center," "Ketone Testing: What You Need to Know."

The American Diabetes Association: "DKA (Ketoacidosis) & Ketones," "Checking for Ketones."

Wood, E. August 2004. Thyroid,

Scott & White Healthcare. "Metabolic Acidosis."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 17, 2017

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