The accepted knowledge is that Diabetes destroys gradually over years. Ketosis Prone Type 2 diabetes is an acute form of type 2. This type 2 can reach fasting blood sugars of 300 or higher in months. This blog brings together all the documentation that I could find in the world and my speculation of what it means for KPD’s in specific and diabetics in general. I ask you to leave your stories about what happened to you so that we can all gain a better understanding of what we are dealing with.

Symptoms and what you can do.

If you are reading this then you probably have already recognized that you have a problem. You are probably experiencing an unslackable thirst, blurred vision, possibly chills. If you are seeing blood sugar numbers north of 300 then you really need to get medical help. If you are under medical care and have been given medications but still can't get your numbers down. You must drastically reduce your carbohydrates. The very first thing you need to know is that, unless you are extremely lucky, your medical providers will know next to nothing about KPT2 diabetes. In this case, almost everything you will be told to do will be bad for you. I know of no oral diabetes med that will successfully intervene in this situation and they may cause more harm than good. This will especially be the case if you follow the advice of a certified diabetes educator. They will tell you that you must take in at least 100 to 150 grams of carbs a day. You won't be able to do it without insulin and the amount of insulin you'll be taking will be huge and very hard to control. This is because high blood sugars will give you even more high blood sugars. You will be chasing your tail while your blood sugars go higher and higher. This will bring you quickly to diabetic ketoacidosis, which is a life threatening emergency situation. The first thing to do is cut all the carbs. No white food. There is no such thing as healthy grains, therefore nothing made with wheat, barley or oats. No starches, eating beans and potatoes is just like spooning sugar into your mouth. No fruit or fruit juices and if you find yourself cramping up, never eat a banana, try salt substitute or some potassium supplement. This, in itself, will not bring your blood sugars into line. Your body simply is not putting out much insulin. If you have been using insulin to offset the high blood sugars caused by carbs then you must be very careful here. If you use your usual dosage you could easily go into hypoglycemia which can lead to a diabetic coma. This will take patience as you gradually bring down the blood sugar, always waiting at least two hours before taking another dose of insulin. So what can you eat while you pull it together? Almost everything they told you to avoid which is food with a high fat content. Basically, you're talking about an Atkins diet. This will stop the hunger and won't effect your blood sugars too much. Good Luck and leave a message.


  1. What you have written is absolutely accurate. I have ketosis prone type 2, and I got myslef into remission by eliminating all carbs that didn't come from dark green, non starchy vegetables. This was combined with cardio every day! I increased my cardio (keeping pulse below 130bpm) to at least an hour every day. Do not do intense excercise where you are breathing heavy for this will raise your blood sugar. After 4 months, I am down 70 pounds and doing fairly well other than neuropathy in my feet and parasthesias around my body, face, and hands. This should pass over time as my nervous system resets to the new glucose levels. Beware of fast corrections brought on by insulin treatment as this can bring on powerful acute onset dabetic neuropathy. You do not need the drugs to get back into remission if you can keep your diet and move yourself! Motivation is KEY! Great site. Info on our disease is scarce! Anyone want to contact me I can be reached at Good Luck!

  2. Hi, thanks very much for your comment.

    As you noted, info on our disease is scarce. Outside of this blog there is almost nothing on a personal level about our experiences.

    For instance, I had not heard of this problem, "acute onset dabetic neuropathy", with the use of insulin by KPD's. I would appreciate if you could tell us more about this. I ask because I tend to experience cramps in both my fingers and toes when I use insulin.

    I know that there is a large neurological component to KPD and something like this makes me wonder even more.

    I also want to thank you for bringing up the fact that exercise should never be intense, if you are experiencing high blood sugars.

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