What are ketones and protein in urine related to as far as type 2 diabetic?
Topic: What are ketones and protein in urine related to as far as type 2 diabetic?
April 19, 2019 / By Crofton Question:
My husband is a type 2 diabetic. For years this has went on like he never had it (not my doing, his as well as job without having insurance-and of course choices he made). Ok, now he is seeing a doctor, and now will see an endocrinologist next week. His blood sugar ranges from upper 200 to mid 400's. Before he went to dr. a few weeks ago, it was upper 400's. During I would say the last year, he has continued to Lose weight, although he is probably 10-15 pounds overweight now, based on height and those charts we all hate. He has not dieted. He ate like he always has (but not like I didn't fuss and nag, as I did). He has tingling in his stomach area now. Today after the drs. results from 2 weeks ago, he has protein and ketones in his urine. He is only 44. His mother died of diabetic coma, his father also from diabetes and complications (had toes, etc amputated). I am overweight myself, not a diabetic, just loves to eat. I need some adive for all of us and a soft voice.
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Asia | 3 days ago
I only read the bold short initial question so don't shoot me!
Ketones: When a type 1 diabetic goes a few hours without taking insulin, ketones are produced.
If a type 2 diabetic is positive for ketones it may mean that the disease has progressed so that either the islet cells are not producing insulin or the target cells are completely resistent to the action of insulin. Either way, its BAD.
Protein: Indicate that there is renal (kidney) damage from the diabetes and likely accompanying high blood pressure.
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Originally Answered: Type 1 Diabetic having trouble with weight loss?
Insulin treatment is about the energy your body needs. They estimate your daily insulin requirements the same way they estimate your EER ( Estimated Energy Requirements ) by your weight. A typical first guess at your TDD ( Total Daily Dose ) would be your weight in pounds divided by 4 or your weight in kg multiplied by 0.55. Half of the TDD will be prescribed as your basal dose, the other half is expected to be from your meal time bolus. As you can see, this guess could and most likely would be wrong and you could easily hypo or under medicate but the expectation is that the diabetic would record their glucose readings in a log, with notes about activities, meals, snacks and activities and would record readings about hypos and the snacks required to correct then the Doctor could review the logs and adjust the TDD, the basal and the carb to insulin ratio a well as suggest lower glycemic index foods if the hypos follow a meal. Of course such adjustment require the diabetics meals to be consistent and the daily activities also consistent.
The two shot 70/30 mixed insulin plan have the bolus and basal in a fixed ratio twice a day ( 70% basal, 30% bolus ) and depends on very consistent meals practically to the point of the same meals each day which can be tuned by additions, subtractions and replacements with lower glycemic index items till it matches the insulin intake.
You shouldn't have hypos if your treatment is properly adjusted. A diet changes how the insulin should be balanced to your needs.
You may want to talk to your Doctor about doing a carb counting treatment and having detailed review of the glucose logs either by him or a diabetic advisor for the diet. An actigraph worn on the wrist can also log your energy use through the day and a CGM ( Continuous Glucose Monitor ) could monitor your glucose in as detailed a fashion as the actigraph.
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What are ketones and protein in urine related to as far as type 2 diabetic?
My husband is a type 2 diabetic. For years this has went on like he never had it (not my doing, his as well as job without having insurance-and of course choices he made). Ok, now he is seeing a doctor, and now will see an endocrinologist next week. His blood sugar ranges from upper 200 to mid...
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You have my sympathy...my husband and son are both diabetic, so I've been coping with these issues for 30 years. The presence of ketones and protein in the urine are a sign that the body has been stressed by abnormally severe fluctuations in blood sugar. Once his blood sugar is stabilized (ask your doctor about an insulin pump) the readings should drop back to normal. The presence of protein can also indicate a urinary tract infection, even if no other symptoms are present. I would suggest checking out google or ask.com and searching for the keywords "protein", "ketone" and "diabetic" for some good articles on the effects of fluctuating blood sugars in a type-2 diabetic. Good luck!
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Diabetes can be "reversed" or go into "remission". I believe that what that is is decreasing the need to take medications. A person who has diabetes will always have it... but there are cases where a type 2 can either reduce medications or even eliminate them... but will still need to watch diet, get plenty of exercise and keep their weight down. This is called management and control. However, that does not mean that there will never be one. Research has taken huge advances and the more scientists learn about it, the higher likelihood that a cure might come about someday.
While I did recently read an article that stated gastric lap band or gastric bypass MAY be a potential cure, more research is needed and even if this one day is a cure, it would only be effective on type 2s who are obese since neither of those procedures are performed on people who are of normal weight or body mass. Stem cell transplants are still highly controversial and most likely, have a long way to go before it is approved as a diabetes cure by the FDA. Since the vast majority of diabetics are type 2 (roughly 90%), those of us who are type 1 seem to get lost in the shuffle. EMT type 1 for more years than I care to remember, use a pump. Let me add that when I mean diabetes can be controlled and managed without medication but with diet, exercise and weight control, I'm referring to type 2. This is not an option for type 1s, who must take insulin, either by injections or a pump, to survive.
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OMG 200 is way too high and 400 is outrageous. What medication has the doctor put your husband on?
Does the doctor know your husband's family history?
Ketones in the urine are a bad sign unless your husband is on one of those high protein low carb diets (like Atkins)
Ketones (beta-hydroxybutyric acid, acetoacetic acid, and acetone) are the end-product of rapid or excessive fatty acid breakdown. As with glucose, ketones are present in the urine when the blood levels surpass a certain threshold. Fatty acid release from adipose tissue is stimulated by a number of hormones including glucagon, epinephrine, and growth hormone. The levels of these hormones are increased in starvation (whether related to excess alcohol use or not), uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, and a number of other conditions.
Ketones in the urine can be a sign the kidneys are failing and he can go blind as well.
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Eating Plan For Diabetics Having a sensible meal plan is one way that diabetics can help control their blood sugar. Tips to Staying Healthy:
Suffering from type 2 diabetes does not mean you can no longer lead a healthy life. You just need to keep a few things in mind and continue to live life as you are used to.
● Taking your medicine: This is very important. You need to take your medicine regularly and on time.
Not taking medicine can be very dangerous and can cause serious illnesses that diabetics are more prone to, like cardiac arrest.
● Exercise: Diabetes can lead to obesity which can worsen your condition. Therefore you need to be very careful about your weight. Exercise as light as walking a few miles a day can work wonders. So if you do not want to perform heavy work outs, you can just take your dog for a walk around the park, get some fresh air, but do it regularly.