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Uti And Sugar
Can a diabetc wth controlled blood sugar cause diabetic nephropathy? UA plenty rbc, WBC and bacteria? Ecoli is resitant to ciprofloxacin
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
More info: You need to undergo a detailed history and physical exam followed by possible lab work and imaging studies relevant to the findings. For this would suggest seeing a good general internist or family physician who will spend the time and interest necessary to work this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother aged 52 has diabetes and urinary tract infection.her sugar levels are high and not in control with insulin,food .how to reduce suger levels?
Yes: To a point, yes. Eating less obviously means less calories in which leads to a lower blood sugar. If your sugar gets too low however your body will kick in mechanisms to bring it back up and often over corrects it initially. Fasting for short periods is good for health - reduced caloric intake is the only proven method of life extension - meaning we all eat way more than we need! think paleo diet. ...Read more
Low threshhold: Ordinarily the kidney does not spill sugar into the urine until the blood level reaches about 180. However, if this kidney threshhold happens to be set at a much lower level, the sugar will begin to spill at a much lower level. This goes by the scientific name of renal glycosuria and has no relation to diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on meds for uti, traces of protein, ketones, blood, leukocytes and bacteria, no nitrites. Wbc of 13. I thought UTI have nitrites. History of urt's?
Test Reliability: While every test can have falsely negative results, there can well be infection that may never show nitrites. Staph and enterococcus, common UTI pathogens, do not show up positive. The test is positive when available nitrates are converted to nitrites, which the test detects. Gram negative bacteria, such as e. Coli, klebsiella, proteus and enterobacter, are common UTI bugs that do convert it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
After 10 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI (bacteria and white blood cells in urine), I still have freq. urge to urinate and feel pressure below. Residual?
Maybe: Several things are possible. You could have a case of prostatitis. That requires a longer course of antibiotics for a cure. You could be on the wrong antibiotic. Check to see if a urine culture was done and that you are on the proper antibiotic. If you are not emptying your bladder, you could predispose yourself to a bladder infection and it could be more difficult to clear the infection. ...Read more
Depends on sweetener: Some sugar free candies are calorie free but some are not. Part of it depends on the sweetener used. Sugar alcohols can still raise your sugar. And some sugar free foods have just as many calories as the "regular" version, so they may not raise your blood sugar as much, but "lots" will cause weight gain and eventual increase in blood sugar. "lots" of anything is bad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary. See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more
It could: They will need to adjust their diabetic medication to compensate. ...Read more
Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more
Many symptoms: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can cause shakiness, weakness, ravenous appetite, confusion, sweating, increased heart rate, and even passing out. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) often does not have symptoms until it is very high (over 300), when people can then experience thirst and frequent urination, blurred vision, rapid weight changes, mental changes, and also unconsciousness. ...Read more
II eat no more 20 carbs a day. My blood sugars have been in the 50's, 60's & 70's. Can low potassium cause low blood sugar readings or my carb intake?
It's lack of carbs: Why limit your carbs to 20g daily? Why are you checking your blood sugars? As you ought to know if you are doing this experiment, your body will eventually deplete its natural stores of glucose and eventually have impaired gluconeogenesis, leading to ketosis, a state that some seek for extreme weight loss, as fat is mobilized to provide alternative ketone-related energy. Be careful! Good luck ...Read more
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more