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Medisense Glucose Ketone Medication
No: No, you do not. Diabetes is usually diagnosed by your blood sugar levels, although someone with high blood sugar levels, especially if very high and newly diagnosed, will typically have glucose and ketones spilling over into their urine anyway, but that isn't typically how diabetes is diagnosed. ...Read more
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
Let me explain: In a person without diabetes, ketone production is the body’s normal adaptation to starvation. Blood sugar levels never get too high, because the production is regulated by just the right balance of insulin, glucagon and other hormones. However, in an individual with diabetes, dangerous and life-threatening levels of ketones can develop. ...Read more
It is normal: In a person without diabetes, ketone production is the body’s normal adaptation to starvation. Blood sugar levels never get too high, because the production is regulated by just the right balance of insulin, glucagon and other hormones. However, in an individual with diabetes, dangerous and life-threatening levels of ketones can develop. ...Read more
Could be DKA: Hi. Both glucose and ketones in urine could signal diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), although I would not rely on a urine test to make the diagnosis. If serum glucose is high and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is low with a so-called "anion gap acidosis", then it's DKA until proven otherwise. Is the patient a known diabetic? If not, he/she is a new one. DKA must be treated aggressively, but the patient will do fine. ...Read more
Urine not diagnostic: Hi. The tests for diabetes (fasting glucose, post-challenge glucose, 3-month average glucose, and random glucose) all have their strengths and weaknesses. A1c is an excellent test and vital to the modern management of diabetes; it's NOT the most sensitive diagnostic test, however. Fasting and post-challenge glucoses can both reveal more subtle abnormalities. Random glucose is a blunt instrument. ...Read more
Ketones can be: Concentrated in the urine any time you go for a significant period of time fasting. The concentration depends upon your state of hydration and amount of urine production. Some people spill glucose into the urine without elevated blood sugar due to genetic defects. Most don't spill until glucose greater than 189-200. ...Read more
Not diabetes?: Diabetes is most likely and needs full evaluation including before meal and 2 hr after meal glucose testing. There could be Insulin resistance with am fasting hyperglycemia even with a1c < 6.5. Prolonged fast can cause ketones to spill into urine. Large carbohydrate load with blood gluocse after above 180 mg/dl coincident with a urine check could potentially cause positive urine glucos. ...Read more
I have negative urobilinogen, UA, ql <2.0 (neg) bilirubin, UA <0.5 (neg to follow critical level for glucose+ketones?
Vague question: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
My last lab showed trace ketones in my urine but my fasting glucose is always perfect. What could cause ketones besides diabetes? Is trace bad?
Normal: If you skip a meal, trace or +1 is healthy ...Read more
In a urine test I had a reading of : plus 3 abnormal ketones and plus 1 protein. But had a negative reading for glucose, is this a sign of diabetes?
Blood hemoglobin 15.5, trace hemoglobin in urine, ketones 10mg/dl in urine, not diabetic, blood glucose 89. What does this mean?
Doubtful significanc: Tell us why you had your urine checked in the first place? . To resolve a medical problem we need a detailed history and also what the doctor's assessment was or is, so far? Your urine may be entirely normal but it is a good idea to recheck it one more time and see if there are any Red blood cells (RBCs) in your urine. Presence of >5 RBCs would be something to be concerned about unless U have mense ...Read more
Did a urine sample for doctor proteine was found traces of glucose an ketones the doctor has requested another sample do I need to worry?
Glucose in urine: While small amounts of protein and ketones may appear in urine of healthy people, glucose in the urine is not normal and may reflect a problem in the kidneys or the presence of diabetes. If the amount was "trace" it may be falsely positive, but deserves rechecking the urine and a blood sugar test. ...Read more
What might be cause of trace ketones and moderate blood in routine urine sample. NO RBC in urine though. My non-fasting glucose was 102.?
Few issues: It is abnormal to have blood in thevurine. So this must be accounted for. Now if you are on a period or kidney stones this may account for the blood. But must know the cause. So hydrate well and go back to doctor for another sample to see if the blood is gone. If not you may have to do further testing ...Read more
Just had some blood work and urine done. My fasting glucose was 106. Ketones in urine were 1. No glucose present in urine. Lost 7 lbs within 10 days.
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Large amt of ketones present in ursine over last few months. Glucose norm. Thyroid norm. Rest of urinalysis always norm. I don't eat as much as I used to. Why is this?
I've been experiencing many symptoms of diabetes. My fasting blood glucose was 126. I also Had 80mg of ketones in urine Could I have diabetes?
Diabetes.: You’re fasting blood sugar level is elevated, and could be considered consistent with diabetes. Was this a one time reading, or is this more of your normal reading at this point? You should have an evaluation for a blood test to see whether or not you truly have diabetes. But given this blood sugar, you very well may. ...Read more
Urine chemistry the specific gravity is 1.010 there was infection protein glucose ketones all nil does the s.G. Means definetly kidney failier?
Went to docs has there is pressure on bladder she told me there was protein in a urine sample I did an ketones an a trace of glucose is this bad?
U/A glu pro ketones: Normally you should not have glucose in urine, It is a sign for diabetes. Would get a fasting blood glucose and a hemoglobin A1C. Trace protein and ketones may be seen if dehydrated/fasting but protein is also seen with diabetes due to kidney issues (so may ketones but that is in severe diabetes). Discuss with your doctor/ urgent care ...Read more
Reasons for 15 Ketones in urine for past 6 months? Non-fasting urine tests. Not on diet. Not diabetic (blood glucose 95). Chronically ill 10+ yrs.
Few other causes:
Uncontrolled diabetes and prolonged fasting = common causes, but hyperthyroidism, pregnancy, fever, inadequate carbohydrate intake such as those doing special diets like Atkins' diet.
Excessive exercise and dehydration may show some ketone on urine.
Some drugs may also do this. Since you said you are chronically ill for 10+ years...you may want to consult doc for evaluation.
Good luck! ...Read more
Undiagnosed rt upper abd pain for 9 months, UA has trace blood, 10mg/dl ketones, hemoglobin in blood 15.5, not diabetic, glucose 89. Kidney u/s neg?
Ketonuria: Ketones in your urine reflects a prolonged fast; your cells had converted to fat burning for fuei; trace RBC in urine may not reflect any abnormality; microscopic view matters; it can though reflect a renal irritation or inflammation; is your gall bladder alright? Is your right kidney alright: any cysts? Cysts bleed. ...Read more
Ph 8, epithelial cells moderate, RBC 3-5, 0-3 wbc, bacteria moderate. Protein, glucose, crystals and ketones all negative. Specific gravity 1.010?
Invisible Blood and ketones in urine but no glucose. Not a UTI. Stomach burning and painful. Any ideas?
Many thoughts: Many thoughts. Urinary tract inf is just one thought. Go back to your doctor and get a more thorough evaluation ...Read more
My son had a belly ache, constipated and his urine test had no glucose but ketones 80and traces of protein. Everything else normal?
I was in the ER last night for severe vomiting and dehydration. Urinalysis showed 3+ ketones and 3+ glucose. Blood glucose was 68. Am I diabetic?
Not necessarily: The ketones can be a product of the bodies effort to make extra sugar from your fat while you were unable to hold down food. The glucose could be from the stress response during the illness that created the extra glucose being lost. You should follow up with testing after the illness passes to be sure.. ...Read more