Acetone means when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose (sugar), a chemical is produced in the blood. Acetone formation usually indicates that the cells do not have enough insulin or are unable to use the insulin present in the blood to use glucose for energy.

Meaning of acetone

Propanone (other form of acetone) is a volatile, aromatic, flammable liquid ketone C3H6O that is discovered in abnormal amounts in diabetic urine and is mostly employed as a solvent and in chemical synthesis.

What is the acetone found in urine.

If our cells aren’t getting enough glucose form body then our body will turn to fat for energy. Ketones are produced as a result of this and they can be detected in our blood and urine. High ketone levels in the urine could suggest diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) a diabetic complication that can result in a coma or even death.

Why would you have acetone in your body

Acetone is naturally present in our bodies since it is produced during the breakdown of fat. If we eat a low-fat diet, your body will produce more acetone from body fat.

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