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.
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
I have been trying to find urine testing stripes for the past few weeks. All the Chemist near me don't seem to carry them. Can anyone advise me where they get them please?
I need advise and help. Was not given any indication by the doctor on how I should proceed and what I need to do now. Was told only to take meds twice a day. No eating plan, what I should avoid or any other information.
Totally stressed out. Have no idea where to now. My blood sugar level at the examination was 12.4 with traces of ketones and blood in urine test. Glucose was 3+ in the urine test
My blood pressure was 150/90
one step at the time
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.😉