Lg Cwd
icon-nav-help
Need Help

Submit your question to our team of health care professionals.

icon-nav-current-questions
Current Question

See what's on the mind of the community right now.

icon-conf-speakers-at-a-glance
Meet the Team

Learn more about our world-renowned team.

icon-nav-archives
DTeam Archives

Review the entire archive according to the date it was posted.

icon-question-mark
April 24, 2000

Other Illnesses

Question from Virginia, USA:

Can kidney infections produce ketones in the urine with normal blood sugars?

Answer:

Any infection can precipitate ketones in a person with diabetes. In addition, you can have nearly normal blood sugars and still produce some ketones, although it is much more common to have higher blood sugars. It is important to check ketones frequently whenever you have an infection of any type, abdominal pain, or vomiting.

MSB