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Ranu Goel   
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Keto — ketones, acidosis — low pH/acid excess. It is a condition which arises due to the excessive amount of ketones in the blood. Ketones are an alternative for glucose, as source of energy. Commonly happens when the blood does not have enough glucose (sugar) to consume. In this case, chemicals called ketones are used by the body cells. This has a drawback, the reaction is acidic basically, resulting in a low pH, which is dangerous to the body. One example is in diabetics. When their glucose levels fall low (such people are not able to maintain their glucose levels and thus, cannot bring it back up), body starts using ketones but that leads to Diabetic Ketoacidose (DKA) — presenting as sweating, confusion, sighing breathing, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, etc.

Yes, the diabetic patient can drink whisky but in moderation. According to American Diabetic Association, adult men with diabetes should not have more than two drinks per day and adult women should not have more than one drink per day, of alcohol.But people with medical problems such as liver disease, pancreatitis, chronic kidney disease, advanced neuropathy and those with the history of alcohol abuse should avoid drinking. Whisky should be considered in addition to regular food and no meal should be skipped as alcohol can cause hypoglycaemia because alcohol does not require insulin for metabolism.

Definitely u can have sugar..see, it is mostly considered that taking high sugar leads to hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus..but the thing is not so simple..Basically if u donot take extra sugar even then u can develop DM due to the resistance of the body cells to insulin..type 2 DM is a problem of the body cells …So a person with normal food intake can develop DM also , even if he doesnt take sweets..but if u are diagnosed with DM then the first and foremost condition is to …CONTROL the sugar level..and not by refraining totally from sweets..instead trying to burn down the calorie.. exercise, yoga, proper sleep habits are all useful in DM..A regular and controlled life is more important.. and burning down the carbs is one of the most helpful way to deal with Type 2 DM…

Keto — ketones, acidosis — low pH/acid excess. It is a condition which arises due to the excessive amount of ketones in the blood. Ketones are an alternative for glucose, as source of energy. Commonly happens when the blood does not have enough glucose (sugar) to consume. In this case, chemicals called ketones are used by the body cells. This has a drawback, the reaction is acidic basically, resulting in a low pH, which is dangerous to the body. One example is in diabetics. When their glucose levels fall low (such people are not able to maintain their glucose levels and thus, cannot bring it back up), body starts using ketones but that leads to Diabetic Ketoacidose (DKA) — presenting as sweating, confusion, sighing breathing, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, etc.

Yes, the diabetic patient can drink whisky but in moderation. According to American Diabetic Association, adult men with diabetes should not have more than two drinks per day and adult women should not have more than one drink per day, of alcohol.But people with medical problems such as liver disease, pancreatitis, chronic kidney disease, advanced neuropathy and those with the history of alcohol abuse should avoid drinking. Whisky should be considered in addition to regular food and no meal should be skipped as alcohol can cause hypoglycaemia because alcohol does not require insulin for metabolism.

Definitely u can have sugar..see, it is mostly considered that taking high sugar leads to hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus..but the thing is not so simple..Basically if u donot take extra sugar even then u can develop DM due to the resistance of the body cells to insulin..type 2 DM is a problem of the body cells …So a person with normal food intake can develop DM also , even if he doesnt take sweets..but if u are diagnosed with DM then the first and foremost condition is to …CONTROL the sugar level..and not by refraining totally from sweets..instead trying to burn down the calorie.. exercise, yoga, proper sleep habits are all useful in DM..A regular and controlled life is more important.. and burning down the carbs is one of the most helpful way to deal with Type 2 DM…