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I have type 2 diabetes. I have noticed lately that my urine

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I have type 2 diabetes. I have noticed lately that my urine smells like ammonia. Should I be concerned and call my doctor.
What is your most recent finger stick?
Any burning with urination? Back pain or fever?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Are you referring to my sugar level? I am diabetic. No fever and no more back pain than I usually. My A1C is 6.8 as of July 17. My creatine level has been around 1.7. I also see a nephrologist
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Less fluid intake (a concentrated urine) is one of the possibility for urine smell. A mild urinary tract infection (UTI), which may not be symptomatic, especially in the diabetes, is the other cause. Alcohol, diet (asparagus etc) are the other reasons. So the small may not be concerning, but it do warrant a urine examination. Please see this resource;

If dehydration, UTI, dietary factors, alcohol are ruled out, your doctor may consider repeating some blood work like blood urea nitrogen and liver function tests.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you very much for your reply. It has helped me to make a decision to see my medical doctor and have a urine test. I really don't want to take any chances.

Yes, this is the right decision to see your doctor and get a urine test. It is always good to work on the precautionary side in diabetics.


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