Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
October 30, 2001
Question from New Braunfels, Texas, USA:
Do you think it might be possible for a urinalysis to show positive to alcohol in a person with type 2 diabetes who has with a high blood sugar and who had not had a drink of alcohol? If you know of any research of false positives because of elevated blood sugars, please let me know.
I understand that alcohol may interfere with the glucose strips and may show up positive if alcohol is applied to it.
[Editor’s comment: I believe that you may be referring to ketones in the urine. In the face of hyperglycemia, when there is not enough insulin, the body begins to burn fat which causes the ketones to spill into the urine.
Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disorder in which the pancreas eventually ceases to make enough insulin. Thus, the scenario as previously described.