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Why do diabetic patients have abnormally acidic urine?
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: NOT necessarily
A normal urine pH is 4.
6-8.0. (remember 7.0 is neutral &<7=acid). A low urine pH (acidic urine) may be due to abnormally high blood sugars causing diabetic ketoacidosis (not the usual norm). Other causes of 'acidic urine' are: diarrhea & starvation. Some medications lower urine pH e.g. Thiazide diuretics. A diet high in meat products or cranberries can decrease your urine pH (to be more acidic).

In brief: NOT necessarily
A normal urine pH is 4.
6-8.0. (remember 7.0 is neutral &<7=acid). A low urine pH (acidic urine) may be due to abnormally high blood sugars causing diabetic ketoacidosis (not the usual norm). Other causes of 'acidic urine' are: diarrhea & starvation. Some medications lower urine pH e.g. Thiazide diuretics. A diet high in meat products or cranberries can decrease your urine pH (to be more acidic).
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Possible
Usually, urine is acidic.
In cases where the blood carries a higher than usual acid load, it is natural to have that acid passed on to the urine. Diabetics are prone to metabolic acidosis, in particular type 1.

In brief: Possible
Usually, urine is acidic.
In cases where the blood carries a higher than usual acid load, it is natural to have that acid passed on to the urine. Diabetics are prone to metabolic acidosis, in particular type 1.
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