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How is a urinalysis test related to type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sugar runs thru you

The term diabetes mellitus translated means: sugar runs thru you.
In years before labs the doc could smell the sweet odor on a diametics breath & verify their suspicion by touching a dab of their urine to their tongue. If your sugar lever is up it spills into the pee and a urinalysis can pick it up.

In brief: Sugar runs thru you

The term diabetes mellitus translated means: sugar runs thru you.
In years before labs the doc could smell the sweet odor on a diametics breath & verify their suspicion by touching a dab of their urine to their tongue. If your sugar lever is up it spills into the pee and a urinalysis can pick it up.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Was used to..

Monitor diabetes control in past, but not patients do fingerstick sugar testing urines though are still used to check for 'ketones' by the patient, a warning that sugar is very poorly controlled, may have 'ketoacidosis, need to go to emergency room!

In brief: Was used to..

Monitor diabetes control in past, but not patients do fingerstick sugar testing urines though are still used to check for 'ketones' by the patient, a warning that sugar is very poorly controlled, may have 'ketoacidosis, need to go to emergency room!
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Thank
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