This Just May be the Coolest Way I’ve Ever Seen Ketones Explained

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If you have diabetes, you might already be familiar with what a ketone is, but just in case: ketones are a byproduct of the process wherein the body breaks down fat for energy when it cannot properly convert glucose into energy.

A build up of ketones, which cause your blood to be acidic, can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA. DKA is a serious, and potentially fatal condition. Unfortunately, because so many people are unaware of what the symptoms of DKA look like, these episodes are also a very common way for people to discover they have diabetes.

YouTube sensation and make-up artist extraordinaire, Alexys “Lex” Fleming, has turned her attention to this!

She has a very different way of showing her support for Diabetes Awareness Month. A type 1 diabetic herself, Lex went ahead and turned herself into a ketone to show just how important it is to understand what causes DKA.

Like her look? She’ll show you how you can turn yourself into a ketone too!

Check out this awesome video, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.