- Chapter 20: Lipid Metabolism
- Ketone Bodies
Lecture Video: Ketogenesis, Diabetes and Starvation
In this video, Professor Essigmann explores ketone bodies – what they are, how they are made, and how they are used in the body. He describes in detail the role ketone bodies play in diabetes and starvation scenarios.
Bonus Video 1: The Science Behind Type II Diabetes
Professor Essigmann, who has Type II Diabetes, talks about his experience with the disease and the science behind it.
Bonus Video 2: Blood Sugar Fluctuations and Gluconeogenesis
The blood sugar of a diabetic fluctuates throughout the day. Professor Essigmann explores the concept of gluconeogenesis, the metabolic pathway that leads to the synthesis of glucose from non-carbohydrate precursors.
Bonus Video 3: When Your Breath Smells Like Nail Polish Remover
What does it mean when your breath smells like nail polish remover? In this video, Prof. Essigmann describes the role of acetone in Type II Diabetes.