You might be thrilled to notice you've dropped a few pounds -- and without even trying. But in people who have diabetes, sudden or unexplained weight loss may be a sign of the disease. When body cells aren't getting the energy they need from food, the body starts to break down muscle and fat for energy. Breaking down fat for energy can produce ketones, which are toxic. If you don't know why you're losing weight, schedule a visit with your doctor.
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