• gmj gmj
    August 31, 2010
    Does diabetes cause your urine to smell?
    gmj gmj
    August 31, 2010

    I'm wondering why my urine smells sweet--almost fruity. I've been thirsty, urinating more often, and have been really tired lately. Should I see my doctor?

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  • Ginger Vieira
    Health Guide
    September 04, 2010
    Ginger Vieira
    Health Guide
    September 04, 2010

    YES. GO TO YOUR DOCTOR.


    It's going to be a simple blood test and they'll ask you to pee in a cup so they can test your body for something called "ketones."


    If it turns out you do have diabetes, let us know! We're here to help! 


    I've lived with the ol' Type 1 diabetes for 11 years, and celiac. I'm also a powerlifter, and a cognitive health and chronic illness coach. This question is common, and in fact that's where the "mellitus" of diabetes mellitus comes from--mellitus signals sweet.

    YOu can live a great life with diabetes, but you have to learn how to manage it and accept it as a part of your life, too. 

    -Ginger


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