Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Brent Leonards | 2012/06/06

Q.

Glucose in Urine

If you are a diabetic is there someting different in your urine. Does it smell differently? Or are there any other indication that you might have diabetes

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Diabetes expert

Dear Brent
With diabetes there are a few urinary problems that can be encountered. One is passing of increased amounts of urine if glucose levels are too high. Another is pain and passing of small amounts if there is a infection present, and this infection can also cause a foul smell. A further problem is that of frothing if the kidneys have been damaged by high glucose levels over a long time resulting in increased leakage of protein in the urine. In patients with type 1 diabetes, they can develop ketones in their urine if glucose levels go to high. The medication used to treat diabetes doesn’t cause any problems.

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Posted by: Maurice | 2012/06/12

I have had type 2 diabetes for the last 12 years..I have now develloped URTICARIA and had 20 blood test which show NOTHING, I only take a cardura 8mg daily plus a lanzolock daily
To erase my urticaria I take 10mg mornings and evenings of cortisone !!
I also take NOVOMIX insulin 50 units morning and 40 units evenings.
Suggestions ??

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Posted by: Norma Mamali | 2012/06/11

my urine is sometimes having a smell and bubles

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012/06/08

Dear Brent
With diabetes there are a few urinary problems that can be encountered. One is passing of increased amounts of urine if glucose levels are too high. Another is pain and passing of small amounts if there is a infection present, and this infection can also cause a foul smell. A further problem is that of frothing if the kidneys have been damaged by high glucose levels over a long time resulting in increased leakage of protein in the urine. In patients with type 1 diabetes, they can develop ketones in their urine if glucose levels go to high. The medication used to treat diabetes doesn’t cause any problems.

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