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How effective are urine strips in testing for diabetes?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Very!

Quite effective.

In brief: Very!

Quite effective.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Very effective and

Reliable to demonstrate sugar and ketones in urine.

In brief: Very effective and

Reliable to demonstrate sugar and ketones in urine.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Good initial sign.

Urine strips are reasonably effective and reliable to the point that, if consistently positive, you might want to worked up by your doctor for some form of diabetes.
Having said that, they should not be relied upon if they are old, and are no substitue for a work-up by your doctor, who can do this and get numeric readings of glucose and hba1c that can clinch a diagnosis as well as direct therapy.

In brief: Good initial sign.

Urine strips are reasonably effective and reliable to the point that, if consistently positive, you might want to worked up by your doctor for some form of diabetes.
Having said that, they should not be relied upon if they are old, and are no substitue for a work-up by your doctor, who can do this and get numeric readings of glucose and hba1c that can clinch a diagnosis as well as direct therapy.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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