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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?

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
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In brief: Ketonuria

There are many reasons for ketonuria, or ketones in the urine, which include not eating carbohydrates, or not eating at all, alcohol consumption, hyperthyroidism or type i diabetes.
When ketones are seen in the urine with diabetes, you should also see glucose.

In brief: Ketonuria

There are many reasons for ketonuria, or ketones in the urine, which include not eating carbohydrates, or not eating at all, alcohol consumption, hyperthyroidism or type i diabetes.
When ketones are seen in the urine with diabetes, you should also see glucose.
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