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.
April 4, 2001
Question from Ontario, Canada:
I have had type 1 diabetes for 20 years. I have had two children and basically an uneventful history, except for Graves' Disease after my second child five years ago. I have my regular checkups and all is well. Recently, and on other occasions, my urine is bright, bright clear (odourless) yellow. Kool-aid yellow. Is that an early indication of a kidney problem? Or merely from something I ate? The doctor doesn't seem concerned because I am fine otherwise. I find it disconcerting.
The most important follow-up test for evaluating your kidneys is the yearly determination of urine microalbumin excretion. The urine is a site of exit from the body for pigments of a variety of types, ingested with eating. The fact that your urine changes in color could be due to foods or medicines you have ingested and are not from diabetes-related changes to the kidney. Make sure to have your urine microalbumin excretion determined regularly.