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linda41
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Registered on: ‎07-05-2011

Urine smell !

Hello, Last wk I was diagnoise with high blood pressure(hypertention) & dibeties T 2. We the Dr said we have to get my blood pressure under control befor we can treat the diabetes. My question is about the fact that I have noticed a strong smell ti my urine-almost like acid & i have never heard of anyone else yalk of this. Any help?

Linda

alan_s
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G'day and welcome.

First, there is no reason why you cannot start improving your diabetes management in parallel with your blood pressure treatment. In fact they should be complementary, with each aiding the other.

Your description implies that you may be getting ketones in your urine. Do you have a blood glucose test meter? I believe some also test for ketones; I can't be sure because mine does not but others may advise on that.

Please contact your doctor ASAP to discuss this and also to ask for advice on commencing yourt diabetes treatment.

In the meantime, please read this (click on it): Getting Started

You will get more responses over on the Type 2 Discussions
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linda41
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Thank You.

Linda

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I've read that, for some people, eating asparagus produces a smell in the urine.  Therefore, you might want to think about whether you've been eating asparagus frequently lately.  I'd agree that checking for ketones is more urgent, though.
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Hi Linda,
I can't say that I know what an acid smell is like, but I've experienced an AMMONIA smell while trying to figure out the correct amounts of foods to eat. I cut simple carbs & was eating too much protein at one point to get my calories. That was back when I was still scared of fats.

I subsequently read on Jenny Ruhl's Low Carb site that if you eat more protein than your body can use, that excess protein is broken down & converted into carbs. One of the products of the process in which this protein is broken down is ammonia. So if your lowering your carb intake & eating more protein than your body actually needs, you might smell a strong ammonia smell in your urine.

Hope you get it figured out soon.
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G'day and welcome to the forum.

Jenny's site is a great resource. You sound like you've had diabetes for a while. Are you type 1 or type 2?
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The smell of ammonia in urine, also means dehydration. Drink more water and other fluids.

Trisha - Type 1 ~~ edited at 2135 central time to add a word left off
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Urine smell !

 
Diagnosed Pre-D Oct 2008
No meds, D&E only
FG's Avg 98-110
March 2011 A1C = 5.5
Seeking knowledge about Diabetes since Aug 2008, to do everything within my power to avoid progression & complications. 
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Hi Alan_

I've added a signature with a bit of info. I lurked & read alot from the old boards (read all your stuff also ... thank you) asked questions, read links, etc... I was on there for about a year, until some squabbles started daily between some regulars. I got disheartened & discouraged seeing this daily and took a siesta from this community. I continued to read anything else I can find, but I've always felt the sincere people here are the greatest source of information. Whenever I start to backslide, I know where to go for a reality check & refresher.
Diagnosed Pre-D Oct 2008
No meds, D&E only
FG's Avg 98-110
March 2011 A1C = 5.5
Seeking knowledge about Diabetes since Aug 2008, to do everything within my power to avoid progression & complications. 
Family History of Type 2 - 4 generations.