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Why Does My Urine Have Sugar In It
Most often: food!: The first thing that comes to mind, of course, is diabetes. But for many pregnant women, kidney function changes. Often, the same morning a pregnant women drinks a big glass of orange juice, we'll find sugar in her urine sample. However, that is not to say we ignore the findings -- all pregnant women do get tested for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
VERY rarely: Hi. But yes, it is possible, so so rare as to make me say no and be statistically correct. Easy to test...check your fasting BLOOD sugar (or glucose tolerance test or A1c). Not hard to tell if you're diabetic, and the diagnosis DOESN'T rely on urine glucose. At your age of 21, unless you're obese, it's most likely type 1. Good luck! ...Read more
Timing: Urine is collected over hours in the bladder. If a patient with diabetes has sugar in the urine that means that blood sugar control from over a few to several hours back was likely high. However, it doesn't say anything for the current situation where blood sugar could have normalized in the meantime. If a diagnosis of diabetes hasn't been made, it should be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sugar: Sugar in the blood. To much makes you a diabetic. To need insulin to pick this sugar up and put it into the cells. When you do not have enough insulin to pick up this sugar The sugar spills into the urine and this you will show on an Analysis sugar in the urine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine sometimes has strong smell like Cheerios. Consume a lot of sugar but urine doesn't always have this smell. Any common causes?
What doe it mean when you have sugar in your urine? I have a lot of discomfort when i lay on my side and constant urgency to urine.
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