Measuring ketones with Precision Xtra meter
Yesterday I met with my endocrinologist (I'm type 2 diabetic), Since starting a keto diet a month ago I've lost 15lbs, my glucose levels have ALL been in the normal range (85-129), my A1c dropped almost a full point (6.6) since my last visit AND I've stopped taking glimpiride. My cholesterol also dropped and every measure is in the perfect range.
My doctor was pleased with the results but he is very against the keto diet. He claimed it is dangerous and damage could occur to my kidneys, heart and brain if ketones are elevated long term. He recommended a change to a standard low calorie diet with a minimum of 60 carbs preferrably 100/day and around 1500 total calories.
I told him I'm going to continue on keto until I reach my weight goals (5'11" and 215lbs now, I'd like to get down to 190lbs) then start adding carbs and calories to see if I can maintain my weight and glucose levels.
To learn more about keto I've ordered Dr. Mercola's book - Fat for Fuel. I've also ordered a Precision Xtra ketone meter and strips.
My questions are:
What do you think of my doctors reaction to keto and his recommendation?
What ketone levels on the meter are considered high and potentially harmful?