Anyone who has cats is more than familiar with ammonia odour that comes from the litter box.
If you occasionally detect the same kind of “kitty litter smell” from your sweaty clothes, shoes or a trip to the bathroom, it is likely caused because, as a diabetic, you are “successfully” following a Low Carb diet.
Our bodies want to burn carbohydrates (converted to blood sugar) for fuel because they are the “easiest” (thing) to metabolize into sugar.
But particularly if we eat low carb and are… read more
Thank you Graham for the info, now I know what look out for, much appreciated. Tc🤗
Hi, I have been sick since yesterday. ....headache, sneezing, cough. Blood sugar OK not over 160. But my urine is really dark. I have blood ketone meter and ketone negative. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
Caffeinated beverages don't count in replacing fluids.
Hope it goes ok
Thanks everyone great information in up for my first cheak up on Thursday I let you no how I get on xxx
A little lighter topic today.
The first recorded cases of Diabetes were found in some ancient texts (Egypt 1552 BC).
They had figured out the symptoms but no information on any way to test – probably simply observational.
The next (recorded) reference was India (1000BC) where the disease was named “Madhumeha”.
By 600 BC there was finally some guidance, a way to “detect” diabetes.
So what was the first test?
It was Ants – ya, the little bugs.
The physicians noted that if the “patient”… read more
What do the doctors tell you about how to protect your kidneys. The basic ones are blood sugar; fluid intake; cholesterol blood pressure and exercise. Is there anything else I am not hearing? Thank you
Thank you Joanne for the excellent information; I will look into those sites for sure. I had a few friends that were on dialysis; one lasted ten years the other one was three years. They were… read more
@A DiabetesTeam Member it's caused by high blood sugar levels which end up in your urine
Our kidneys filter our blood and if our blood sugar is running high some of it will get filtered out
Sugar in… read more
My doctor is prescribing Jardiance, but I take Metoprolol and it is on the list of interaction medications. Anyone else take Jardiance..and if so any side effects?
works great, but have yeast infection
I've been noticing that as of late, sometimes during the day my urine tends to be a darker yellow, almost a brown colour. This tends to happen on the same days when my blood sugars are high. Is this a correlation?
Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) are a wonderful resource.😉