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Is sugar in my urine at my first prenatal doctor visit a sign of diabetes?

Is sugar in my urine at my first prenatal doctor visit a sign of diabetes?

Maybe: While the presence of sugar in urine can be a sign of diabetes, in pregnancy it's often due to recent intake of sugar containing or high carbohydrate food. The resulting spike in blood sugar often spills into the urine. Nevertheless it's good to be checked earlier for gestational diabetes if this recurs. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Wouldnt the doctor have told me if i had diabetes or something serious since sugar showed up in my urine?

Wouldnt the doctor have told me if i had diabetes or something serious since sugar showed up in my urine?

Probably: Sugar in the urine can be benign, but not usually. Some people have glycosuria but not diabetes. This is rare, the rest usually have diabetes. ...Read more

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Went to doctor for flu and she tested my urine and said i has sugar in my urine and called it glucosuria? Scared i might have a precursor for diabetes

Went to doctor for flu and she tested my urine and said i has sugar in my urine and called it glucosuria? Scared i might have a precursor for diabetes

Non-specific finding: Glucosuria typically occurs when the blood glucose level exceeds the kidney's ability to reabsorb it. In non-diabetics that is around 180mg/dl. The only way to diagnose diabetes is to have a hemoglobin a1c >6.5%, a fasting serum glucose >126mg/dl or a random serum glucose >200mg/dl. Glucosuria can easily be mis-measured so diabetes is not diagnosed that way. Talk to your dr. About your concern. ...Read more

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Is sugar in my urine be a sign of diabetes?

Is sugar in my urine be a sign of diabetes?

It is possible.: Normally your kidney who is urine producer, may function as a valve helping boby to eliminate excess of suger. To answer your question with sertainty your blood has tobe properly tested. Thus, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dear doctor about a month ago i noticed my urine is smelly I have no sign of diabetes?

Dear  doctor about a month ago i noticed my  urine is  smelly I have no sign of diabetes?

Need urinalysis: Bad smelling urine may reflect diet and decreased fluid intake or prolonged holding of urine orurinary infection if you do not have dm. ...Read more

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Why do pain meds doctors take urine samples on your first visit? But still prescribe meds

Why do pain meds doctors take urine samples on your first visit?  But still prescribe meds

Urine screen: every patient is screened on the first visit to see if there are medications or illicit items in the urine. Medication may or may not be written ...Read more

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Is it true that the presence of sugar in urine always indicate sugar diabetes?

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Is it true that the presence of sugar in urine always indicate sugar diabetes?

Most of the time: Presence of sugar in urine most often indicates diabetes mellitus. Very rare causes- benign glycosuria, pregnancy, kidney transplant patients. ...Read more

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Besides diabetes, what would cause you to have sugar in your urine?

Besides diabetes, what would cause you to have sugar in your urine?

A certain percentage: of people spill sugar in their urine due to genetics. Others due to various renal disorders. There are certain diabetes medications that cause glucose to spill in the urine. Check it out w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause you to have sugar in your urine (other than diabetes)?

What would cause you to have sugar in your urine (other than diabetes)?

Few options: Most likely is a false test. The urine dip stick test can react abnormally if there are high amounts of chemicals in the urine (like antibiotics or vitamin C). other conditions that cause this are rare and would typically cause problems in early childhood. It can also be an isolated benign (meaning no consequences) condition. ...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