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Ketones and exercise

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Diabet1c, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Diabet1c

    Diabet1c Type 1 · Member

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    Hey guys, I've recently started exercising again after a very long time so it's like starting all over again.. but everytime I exercise my ketones start to creep up. Im aware exercise can cause ketones under certain circumstances but as far as I know, I'm doing everything right.

    I guess I'm wondering if anyone has ever experienced anything like this or has any tips?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi there @Diabet1c curious to ask why you are testing for ketones ? Also what levels are you getting up to ?

    I also exercise but never test and wouldn’t do so unless running high and feeling unwell.
     
  3. Vinnie P

    Vinnie P · Newbie

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    What are you doing and for how long and what are your levels like beforehand ?
     
  4. Diabet1c

    Diabet1c Type 1 · Member

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    I'm testing because I'm feeling really unwell afterwards and turns out I actually do have ketones with levels of only around 8.3 ..
     
  5. Diabet1c

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    Its an intense fitness class for an hour and my levels are perfect yet theres still ketones creeping up ...
     
  6. Karen16

    Karen16 · Newbie

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    Hi
    I have exercised for years but after a long run a year last October I ended up in hospital with ketoneacidosis. My sugar levels were fine so I didn't think to test for ketones and this was my first experience of ketoneacidosis. I had no reaccurance until just recently - it has probably happened 4 times in the last 2 months but I now recognise what the symptoms.

    Nice to find someone else has experienced this
     
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