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.
December 31, 2006
Hyperglycemia and DKA, Other
Question from India:
Is the quantity of urine passed in 24 hours related more or less to the loss of sugar in urine and consequent variations in blood glucose levels? Will a type 2 diabetic with persistent hyperglycemia have a blood sugar dependent upon the amount of urine he passes?
You are correct when you suggest that people with high blood sugar make more urine. The high glucose causes an osmotic diuresis. In effect, the high glucose in the urine pulls water with it from the kidneys. Only late in kidney failure do you have a marked decrease in urine production. Overall, the amount of urine does not reflect kidney function.