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Top 10 Search Results for "Dark urine"

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Does Your Sweat Or Urine Ever Smell Like Ammonia?

Does Your Sweat Or Urine Ever Smell Like Ammonia?

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

posted about 2 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Very interesting! I have a problem with that stubborn belly fat, it gets bigger or smaller when i gain or lose weight but it never goes away.

posted about 1 month ago

Dark Urine

Dark Urine

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?

posted over 4 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Caffeinated beverages don't count in replacing fluids.

posted over 4 years ago

How Would I Have Tested Blood Sugar In The Past?

How Would I Have Tested Blood Sugar In The Past?

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

edited, originally posted 7 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Very interesting

posted 7 months ago

My Lips Are Realy Dry All The Time And Throat Also My Urine Is Very Dark ?????

My Lips Are Realy Dry All The Time And Throat Also My Urine Is Very Dark ?????

posted over 5 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thanks everyone great information in up for my first cheak up on Thursday I let you no how I get on xxx

posted over 5 years ago

Colour Of Urine

Colour Of Urine

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?

posted about 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) are a wonderful resource.😉

posted about 1 year ago

Does Anyone Notice That Your Urine Has A Strong Odor? What Are The Causes?

Does Anyone Notice That Your Urine Has A Strong Odor? What Are The Causes?

posted over 4 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Certain meds, for example antibiotics, and foods, i.e. asparagus, can give urine an odor. Other foods can as well. Being well hydrated can reduce the odor. If it is very strong and unpleasant, see… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Has Anyone Used The Drug Forxiga ??

Has Anyone Used The Drug Forxiga ??

posted about 6 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I've been taking farxiga for a few months now and have had no side effects...other than more trips to the bathroom. I don't mind that as I just picture all that sugar leaving my body. I have good… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Is There Value To "stick Testing" If You Are Not Taking Insulin?

Is There Value To "stick Testing" If You Are Not Taking Insulin?

I don't take diabetes medications and never have yet I wanted to "stick test".

In Canada while the price of drugs is a fraction of that in the US, test strips for home glucose meters do not share that particular bennie - regardless of brand they cost about a buck a strip.

So for me to make it viable I needed to get a Doc to "write a prescription" which would then allow me to send the bill to my insurance company (private).

Our publicly funded assistance for Diabetics will only cover the cost… read more

posted 8 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I would like a CGM device, but Dr says I don't need it. She has prescribed enough strips and Lancets to test 4x/ day if I need to. I usually average about 2x/day, unless I'm feeling hypo, then may… read more

posted about 2 months ago