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How can you test for sugar in urine at home?

How can you test for sugar in urine at home?

Dipstick: Urine can be checked with a dipstick. But to check sugar the best test is to do a finger stick and check with a glucometer. ...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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How can you test for sugar in urine at home?

Dipstick: Urine can be checked with a dipstick. But to check sugar the best test is to do a finger stick and check with a glucometer. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Does sugar in urine make you test positive for alcohol?

Does sugar in urine make you test positive for alcohol?

Depends: Urine with sugar in it, if not stored properly, may produce positive result for alcohol due to fermentation of the sugar. ...Read more

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Mychild 3.5y hispth test 200(5-50) ca 5(8-11) ca++ .8(1.1-1.3), has sugar in urine, no sugar in blood, kideny tests in normal range, thyroid tests normal?

Mychild 3.5y hispth test 200(5-50) ca 5(8-11) ca++ .8(1.1-1.3), has sugar in urine, no sugar in blood, kideny tests in normal range, thyroid tests normal?

Peads endo consult: Your child needs to be in follow up of well trained pediatric endocrinologist. Without knowing more specific details i could not give you more information. There could be several causes for low calcium in this age group and this needs to be worked up and he should be receiving appropriate calcium supplementation and may also require Calcitriol ( active form of vitamin d) based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Sugar in urine, why ?

Sugar in urine, why ?

Concern about diabet: There is a threshold in the kidney at which sugar in the blood spills over into the urine in all persons. When it becomes measurable the most common concern is diabetes mellitus which literally means "sweet urine.". ...Read more

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What causes sugar in urine?

What causes sugar in urine?

Usually diabetes.: One of the functions of the kidney is to absorb all sugars into the bloodstream & prevent their excretion in the urine. Diabetes, or conditions where blood sugar is very high, can overwhelm the kidney's ability to reabsorb glucose, causing it to spill out into the urine, a condition called glycosuria. Though diabetes is the most common cause, rare defects in kidney function can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What causes sugar in urine?

What causes  sugar in urine?

High blood sugar: Serum blood sugar concentrations greater than about 150 mg/dl leaks into the urine and produces glucosuria - sugar in the urine. This may be a sign of diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Sugar In Urine (Definition)

Glucose in urine also known as 'glycosuria' is mostly seen in diabetes mellitus with elevated blood sugar. Very very rarely ( 1 in 1000 or even less) it is seen in a defect of kidney ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Home Urine Sugar Test (Definition)

Glucose home testing urine is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more