Why GKI is Important for You
On their own, glucose or ketone readings give you a snapshot of where you are at this exact moment, which means they can be independently influenced by immediate variables, such as stress (which heightens blood glucose) or a fat-rich meal (which heightens ketones). The GKI gives you a better overall view on your metabolic status and state of ketosis because its calculation takes into account the variables and thus normalizes them, resulting in a more accurate, stable picture of your status.
So, once you know your GKI, you can use it as a tool to help track your ketosis and general metabolic status. In the medical industry, it is also becoming an increasingly important measure for therapeutic ketosis used to manage chronic health conditions, including certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, chronic inflammatory diseases, epilepsy, insulin resistance, and traumatic brain injury!
How do I calculate my GKI?
To calculate your GKI, you need to know how to test your glucose and ketone levels in a fasted state (at least 2 to 3 hours after eating), note the results, then plug them into our nifty calculator or easy formula below:
MAKE SURE YOU HIT ENTER AFTER YOU TYPE IN YOUR KETONE READING