Low Carb diets and ketosis; is it dangerous like diabetic ketoacidosis?

Low Carb diets and ketosis; is it dangerous like diabetic ketoacidosis?

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ABOUT THIS VIDEO:
Ketosis is not the same as diabetic ketoacidosis. There are 2 major differences between dietary ketosis: 1. range (dietary ketosis is in a far lower range); and 2. very high blood glucose levels resulting in massive dehydration. Treatments for Diabetic Ketoacidosis include intravenous hydration, insulin and potassium replacement.
Fats are made of triglyceride molecules. Triglycerides are made of glycerin and 3 fatty acids. (Glycerin is a 3 carbon low-glycemic carbohydrate used as a sweetener. )
The liver takes fatty acids and metabolizes them down to ketones and water.

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