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Urine Test for Diabetics Article Archives

October 2008

A Kind of Diabetes You May Have Never Heard Of
A Kind of Diabetes You May Have Never Heard Of

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a rare disease that, like the more familiar diabetes mellitus, causes frequent urination. Interestingly, the "insipidus" in its name means "without taste," which refers to the flavor of the urine associated with DI.  "Mellitus," which means "honey," also describes the taste of the urine associated with that condition, which is (so we are told) sweet.

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August 2006

Type 2 Youth Have More Protein in Urine Than Type 1 Youth

Another red flag about the obesity epidemic in young people has been raised after researchers found that youth with type 2 have significantly higher rates of microalbuminuria (protein in the urine) and high blood pressure than youth with type 1. They say this is the case even though type 2 youth have lower A1Cs and a shorter diabetes duration.

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April 2006

Type 2 Women at Greater Risk for Urinary Incontinence

[Type 2 diabetes] independently increases risk of urinary incontinence in women,” report researchers. “Because risk of incontinence appeared associated with longer duration of [type 2 diabetes], even delaying the onset of diabetes could have important public health implications.”

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April 2003

To Treat or Not to Treat? That Is the Question

Having bacteria in the urine without exhibiting symptoms is common among women with diabetes, say researchers investigating the issue of whether to treat this condition with antibiotics.

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December 2002

Urinary Tract Infections: Postmenopausal Women Who Take Diabetes Medications are at Greater Risk

Postmenopausal women who have diabetes and take oral diabetes medications or insulin are more likely to have acute, symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs) than women who don't have diabetes, women who manage their diabetes by lifestyle changes - or even women with untreated diabetes.

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September 2002

A Common Cause

Type 2 diabetes can be predicted by increases in microalbuminuria (a measure of protein in the urine). In addition, microalbuminuria, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease develop together over a period of more than two decades, leading researchers from the Framingham Offspring Study in Massachusetts to believe that the three conditions have a common cause.

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January 2002

Vitamin Power

Short-term treatment with vitamins C and E lowers the urinary albumin excretion rate (AER) in people with type 2 diabetes who have micro/macroalbuminuria, according to a team of Danish researchers. In the September 2001 issue of Diabetic Medicine, they suggest that further long-term, large-scale studies of this albuminuria-reducing treatment modality are needed.

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July 2001

First Things First

Don't look for rising blood pressure as a first indicator of impending kidney disease if the subject is a child.

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First Things First - Elevated Protein in Urine and High Blood Pressure Not a Correlation in Type 1 Kids

Don't look for rising blood pressure as a first indicator of impending kidney disease if the subject is a child.

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March 2001

Urine Test May Predict the Future

Can you tell if little Susie or Johnny is likely to experience diabetes-related kidney problems in later years? Even if the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is fairly new?

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February 1997

One More Good Reason to Have Urine Checked Regularly

There is now one more good reason to have your urine checked regularly. A new study shows that elevated protein (microalbumin) levels in the urine of people with type 2 diabetes are associated with a greater risk of developing kidney disease, heart disease, and neuropathy.

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