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Urine test doc called saying high amounts ketones in urine I have been exhausted and peeing a lot also thirsty and dizzy, 19 yrs could be diabetic?

Urine test doc called saying high amounts ketones in urine I have been exhausted and peeing a lot also thirsty and dizzy, 19 yrs could be diabetic?

Yes, likely: Diabetes needs to be excluded from what you described. Stated an other way, you are diabetic unless proven otherwise. Please follow-up with your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Is there a reason why I am testing high for ketones in my urine if my bs is normal range?

Is there a reason why I am testing high for ketones in my urine if my bs is normal range?

Different metabolism: Ketones are an alternative method the body has for dealing with glucose, and so it does not necessarily mean that you have a high or low blood glucose. While they are often related, they are not always in sync with one another. ...Read more

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Im wondering what would be the cause if yellowish tint to eyes ketones in urine weakness very weak pulse fatigue and high blood sugars may be?

Im wondering what would be the cause if yellowish tint to eyes ketones in urine weakness very weak pulse fatigue and high blood sugars may be?

Call 911: You need immediate evaluation . High sugars can indicate diabetic ketoacidosis and impending diabetic coma. Eye tinting could represent liver issues. You need to call 911 for transport to ER ...Read more

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Can the high pressence of ketones in your urine interfere with a pregnancy test?

Can the high pressence of ketones in your urine interfere with a pregnancy test?

No: No, the presence of ketones is unlikely to hinder the mechanism that determines if you are pregnant or not on a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What does too many ketones in urine mean?

What does too many ketones in urine mean?

Ketones: Ketones can indicate ketoacidosis in a diabetic or a sign of starvation ( not eating.). ...Read more

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What are ketones in urine and what can that indicate?

Starvation : Ketones are formed when your body is not getting nourishment and is having to find nutrients from stored fat. It is a byproduct of that process that can be found in your urine. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that would cause ketone in urine?

Starvation: Ketones are normally the end result of fat metabolism in an enviroment where carbohydrates are either missing or due to lack of insulin, unavailable . Common situations are diabetic ketosis and starvation. Alternatively ingestion of some poisonous alcohols (i.e. Isopropyl) will result in ketonuria. ...Read more

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Can ketones in urine mean diabetes?

No : A blood sugar of > 200 and urine containing glucose and ketones are essentially diagnostic in patients with mostly type 1 diabetes. However, anyone can have ketones in urine resulting from illness, prolonged fasting, or certain diets. ...Read more

Ketones (Definition)

Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded ...Read more