ketones in urine 14 weeks pregnant.I'm worried! Please help =o\?
Topic: ketones in urine 14 weeks pregnant.I'm worried! Please help =o\?
June 18, 2019 / By Belinda Question:
I went in for my 2nd appt today, i am 14 weeks. This is my 4th baby. my doctor asked me if i ate today because i had some ketones in my urine. I ate breakfast at 10:00 am and a cookie at 11:00. my appt was at 2:00 and didnt eat anything else today. she said i needed to eat more and i didnt have enough but i still worried it could mean diabetes.Would this cause me to have ketones in my urine or does it mean that I have diabetes?
I had diabetes with my last pregnancy but not with my first 2. Does anyone know? at my last appt i was fine.
Best Answers: ketones in urine 14 weeks pregnant.I'm worried! Please help =o\?
Adrea | 4 days ago
The ketones mean your body is turning to other sources of energy such as fat stores because you aren't eating enough. The other thing to keep in mind is that if you had GD with baby #3, chances are very likely you will have it with this baby. If I were you I would start following a GD diet now to minimize the impact. You're early along to be developing it and the more you do to help it, the better chance you have of it going away after pregnancy.
Part of a GD diet is to eat small meals 5-6 times a day. No skipping! Especially when it leads to you eating cookies. :) Look up your diet advice from last time and try to follow it now. It's actually a very healthy way to eat for any pregnant woman, not just diabetics.
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Originally Answered: 38+5 weeks pregnant and very fed up?
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Ketones are present when your body starts using proteins (think muscle) for energy instead of carbohydrates from your diet or fats in your adipose tissue. Often ketones are present because you are fasting, you are anorexic, you eat way too much protein (Atkins diet for example, or you're Inupiaq and that's what you have to eat), or your body is starving from lack of insulin (diabetic). The last example would mean that you had type I diabetes, an autoimmune disease where your body has destroyed the B islet cells in your pancreas, not from gestational diabetes or type II diabetes. It is possible that you have become diabetic, as in type I, it's unusual late in life but Haley Barry did so it's not unheard of.
Eat more regularly, eat balanced meals. If you are diabetic, it just is the way it is and it will need to be treated. If not, you simply are not eating properly or regularly.
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Fourth baby! Wow, that is a record these days. Good for you. Make sure you are not too busy and accidently skip or miss meals which can cause problems with your blood pressure and cause a protein spill in your urine.
If you snack, snack on protein. That cookie wasn't enough. You missed lunch. Don't know what was for breakfast, any protein there? Your two biggest building blocks during pregnancy are protein and water. Make sure you have plenty of both and always take time to eat. A protein snack and a glass of water before bed can also help with this. More ideas on optimal eating during pregnancy below. G
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well every time my doctor says I have ketones in my urine it just means I have a UTI...or the beginning of one.
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