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Pancreas is an organ of the body. Insulin is a hormone secreted by your pancreas to stimulate the glucose in the blood to get absorbed by the body’s cells. But diabetes makes the body immune to insulin. Thus, the body’s cells are no longer capable of using the glucose to produce energy.

While the glucose remains in the blood- increasing blood sugar levels- the body begins to break down body fat to release energy.

This process releases ketones, which are chemicals released when fat is broken down to produce energy. The ketones collect in the blood and this makes the blood more acidic. As a result, you may experience the following symptoms:

  •    Thirst or a very dry mouth
  •    Frequent urination
  •    Fatigue
  •    Dry or flushed skin
  •    Nausea or vomiting
  •    Abdominal pain
  •    Breathing difficulties
  •    Inability to concentrate

Therefore, it is clear that ketone poisoning can make you very sick. When you are sick you often don’t feel like eating anything. This is considered a serious condition as it is a sign that your diabetes is out of control and you should contact your doctor.

To keep things in check always monitor your blood sugar levels. Get your blood and urine checked for ketone levels.

Low appetite can mean that you’re running the risk of weight-loss. Thus, it’s important to increase your calorie intake. You can help your appetite by:

  •    Taking a detox program
  •    Eating a little more than you normally do
  •    Watching what and how much you drink
  •    Doing short periods of structured exercises

You can also talk to your doctor about it. Your doctor might be able to recommend something to help increase your appetite. Always talk to a nutritionist before making any changes in your eating habits.