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What do glycosuria and ketone bodies in the urine indicate?

What do glycosuria and ketone bodies in the urine indicate?

Together is serious: Glycosuria means sugar in the urine. It happens when the sugar level in the blood is high >180 mg/dl. It is reported in crosses (+, ++, +++, ++++) the higher the crosses the worst the sugar in blood. Ketones appear in urine and blood when the liver is burning fat like in the state of fasting, or when diabetes is complicated with ketoacidosis ( is a serious complication of type i diabetes). ...Read more

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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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What is the condition in which both glucose and ketone bodies are present in urine? Not diabetic

What is the condition in which both glucose and ketone bodies are present in urine? Not diabetic

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

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For what reasons in some patient we found that ketone bodies in urine are positive while glucose nil?

For what reasons in some patient we found that ketone bodies in urine are positive while glucose nil?

The kidneys: Concentrate and excrete ketones, which can be formed in the blood as simply as missing or delaying a meal. They are meaningless if glucose is normal. Disregard them and stop testing for them. ...Read more

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Why is phenylketonuria not called phenylalanemia instead? Is it related to ketone bodies in any way?

Why is phenylketonuria not called phenylalanemia instead? Is it related to ketone bodies in any way?

Tradition: The original testing involved the detection of phenyl ketones in the urine, which are still part of the disease.Simple chemical reagents could permit detection in a simple office setting, rather than a specialized lab.A urine screening done on a kid with unexplained developmental delay, blond hair and seizures would lead to blood testing for PKU.There was a time before modern screening. ...Read more

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Why are ketone bodies produced?

Why are ketone bodies produced?

Lack of carbs: Glucose is the normal fuel for the body. If there is inadequate glucose (derived from the breakdown of carbohydrate) or if in the case of diabetes the glucose can't get into the cell due to Insulin lack/dysfunction the body will then burn fat and/or protein to make glucose. This results in the build up of ketones. ...Read more

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How ketone bodies lead to acidosis?

How ketone bodies lead to acidosis?

Ketoacidosis: Ketones like few other substances can cause acidosis in the bloodstream which is a low ph and very dangerous to every organ system. Probably you have heard about this due to someone with very elevated blood sugar which causes the production of ketones. The details are very complicated to explain but basically know that this can be treated. Iv fluids and meds to treat the cause bring ph to normal. ...Read more

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How come ketone bodies are generated during uncontrolled diabetes?

How come ketone bodies are generated during uncontrolled diabetes?

Ketones: Ketones are a well recognized complication of uncontrolled diabetes. You must try on your own to get better control of your diabetes and also follow up with the doctor who takes care of your diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do diabetics produce high levels of ketone bodies?

Why do diabetics produce high levels of ketone bodies?

Fat catabolism: Lack of Insulin and/or resistant to Insulin makes body unable to use glucose; the body then burns fats, but cannot burn fats completely without using glucose. Ketone bodies are products of incomplele burning of fats. ...Read more

Ketones (Definition)

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