Diabetes

Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine. Anything human!

Moderators: honeev, Leonid, amiradm, BioTeam

Post Reply
gumshoes_15
Garter
Garter
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:26 pm

Diabetes

Post by gumshoes_15 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:39 pm

why blood tests are preferred for people with diabetes instead of urine test?

User avatar
cardiorrhexis
Coral
Coral
Posts: 105
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:07 am

Post by cardiorrhexis » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:43 am

Because your blood sugar levels have to exceed 250 before it will show up in urine.

Basically, You can catch an elevation faster by using blood tests.

User avatar
Poison
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: Turkey

Post by Poison » Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:36 pm

In healty person you can not see glucose in urine, in a diabetic you can. But for the removal of glucose from the body by urine, it must be reached a high level-which can cause many problems like blindness-. But you can get blood sample and test.
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.

User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)
Contact:

Post by MrMistery » Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:36 pm

Blindness? I think that is a little exagerated. I have a friend with diabetes and when they identified the desease he had 500. And he can still see very well. Yes, 500, he was close to a coma...
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter

User avatar
Poison
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: Turkey

Post by Poison » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:14 pm

Exagerated? I heard a lot of people become blind because of high glucose level.

PS: A doctor told me that some people can tolerate up to 700-750. A few of course. :)
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.

JordanNWMSU
Garter
Garter
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:11 pm
Location: Missouri

Post by JordanNWMSU » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:17 pm

I know that blindness does occur.

gumshoes_15
Garter
Garter
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:26 pm

Post by gumshoes_15 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:29 pm

cardiorrhexis wrote:Because your blood sugar levels have to exceed 250 before it will show up in urine.

Basically, You can catch an elevation faster by using blood tests.


what do u mean by 250. 250ml ?

User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)
Contact:

Post by MrMistery » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:49 pm

250 mg/dl of blood.

I take back what i said. Looks like my firend was just lucky.

@Ozge
People can tolerate UP to 700. Not all, it depends on other factors. My friend had a 550 or something... And you can easily go into a coma at 600
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter

User avatar
cardiorrhexis
Coral
Coral
Posts: 105
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:07 am

Post by cardiorrhexis » Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:40 pm

We see animals with BG levels above 800 completely responsive where another one may come in at 550 in a DKA coma....

I think it's all about individual tolerance.
Image

User avatar
Poison
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: Turkey

Post by Poison » Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:56 pm

MrMistery wrote:
@Ozge
People can tolerate UP to 700. Not all, it depends on other factors. My friend had a 550 or something... And you can easily go into a coma at 600


That's why I said "some people". :)
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.

rama
Garter
Garter
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:31 pm

DIabetes

Post by rama » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:25 am

There is a diabetes that called "juvenile-onset". It is result from the islets producing too little insulin. As we know the function of insulin is maintain the glucose level. Because too small amount of insulin that produced by the islets.so, the sugar level in the blood is too high . So,blood test preffered to people with diabetes. In order to know the sugar level in the blood.

User avatar
LilKim
Coral
Coral
Posts: 436
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:36 pm
Contact:

Post by LilKim » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:02 pm

a blood test is just a more sensitive and accurate way to determine glucose levels. glucose is only excreted in urine when blood glucose levels are too high (however, blood tests can tell you if you're in the low-normal/normal/high-normal ranges). For a diabetic (like my mom) it is VERY important to know when glucose levels are low. (... because you can also die if glucose falls tooo low ... the simple solution? Eat something sweet!!)

Also, factors such as certain vitamins (can't think ofwhich ones) can affect the amount of glucose in urine.

Additionally, urine testing doesn't necessarily give you you're actual glucose level NOW ... the result that you may get from a urine test may actually represent the glucose levels in your urine 1-6 hours before (... cuz we 'store' urine in our bladders for hours at a time)

hope this helps
- KIM

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests