This is why some diabetics as well as epileptics use this diet as part of a medical regimen.
One of the biggest drawbacks of this diet is the possibility of slipping into ketoacidosis. This is when, instead of supplying the body with the energy it needs in a slow, steady way, the blood turns acidic. This condition requires the intervention of a doctor immediately, though going into full blown ketoacidosis due to diet alone is rare. More commonly, the state is reached by diabetics who have elevated levels of both keytones and glucose in the blood stream or by those with frequent, severe intoxication.
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