Thanks for sharing your medical history. one of the symptoms of diabetes is frequent urination and i agree with your doctor that you rule this out from the picture through testing glucose levels in your blood or urine. Like i said, the urine glucose is not used as before because it's sensitivity is not that good and many factors affect the result such as the medications i mentioned before. Your blood sugar tested 80 and it is below the 200 cut off so it's normal. Diabetes can be prevented by lifestyle modification such as exercise, diet and by not smoking, drinking alcohol or caffeine.
The American Diabetes Associations recommends a blood glucose test every 3 years starting at 45 to check for diabetes.
I have been having problems with my bladder and prostate for some time now. My doctors in my home town haven't been able to help me that much. They sent me down to Rochester MN at the Mayo clinic and that is where I'm going through the Urodynamics again. I had this down a few years ago which they found nothing. I have had a few prostate infection the last 2 years. I have been getting up in the middle of the night to go to bathroom 1-6 times a night. Now with two medications I'm getting up 1-3. I go once every 2 hours or so during the day. At times I have trouble strating my stream and at times the stream is weak. It's been pretty good as of late. I have notice I'm going a lot when I go. In the past my doctors have tasted me for diabetes and they found that I haven't had it. When I was at my first apponiment at the Mayo Clinic they tested my Urinie and that is when they found out that my Urine Glocus was 400. They said that that was HIGH! The Dr. told me that it could have been just for some reason that day it was high and nothing is wrong, a infection, or something wrong with my kidneys. Last year my family Dr wanted me to see a kidney Dr becuase of my problems but the Kidney Dr looked at my records and told my Dr that he didn't think anything was wrong with my Kidneys. A week after my visit to the Mayo clinic I had my mom who is a LPN test my blood sugar. It was 80. So I thought that meant that I shouldn't have diabetes?
You can test your sugar or glucose through the urine or through the blood, hence the name. Either way, your doctor will be able to know if you have diabetes or not. Can you tell me why your doctor ordered the urodynamics? Do you have problems with your kidneys? are you predisposed to diabetes? i am not privy with your medical history so i dont know the big picture.
So what is the differnce between Urine Glocus and blood sugar?
A random blood sugar test measures your blood sugar at any point in time, not necessarily a certain amount of time after a meal, snack or beverage. A normal random blood sugar level even if you've recently eaten and your blood sugar level is at its peak, shouldn't be higher than 200 mg/dL.
A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of sugar in your blood after you fast for at least eight hours or overnight.A normal fasting blood sugar result is lower than 100 milligrams of glucose per deciliter of blood (mg/dL).
Whichever blood test you took, your blood sugar at this time is normal.
Do you have family history of diabetes? If yes, healthy diet (if obese) and exercise will help prevent diabetes.
I hope this helps. Take care.
Thanks, if my blood sugar was 80 does that mean I don't have diabetes?
The blood glucose test is ordered to measure the amount of glucose in the blood right at the time of sample collection. It is used to detect both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, to help diagnose diabetes, and to monitor glucose levels in persons with diabetes.
The urine glucose is seldom ordered by itself. At one time, it was used to monitor diabetics, but it has been largely replaced by the more sensitive and “real time” blood glucose.This checks for glucose in the urine sample using a dipstick made with a color-sensitive pad. The pad contains chemicals that react with glucose. The color that the dipstick changes tells the provider how much glucose is in your urine.
However, there are drugs that that may increase urine glucose measurements: Aminosalicylic acid, cephalosphorins, ,Chloral hydrate, Chloramphenicol, Dextrothyroxine, Diazoxide, Diuretics (loop and thiazides),Estrogens, Ifosfamide, Isoniazid, Levodopa, Lithium, Nafcillin, Nalidixic acid or Nicotinic acid (large doses).
Other drugs also can cause false negative or false positive results, depending on the type of test strip used. I suggest you should talk to your doctor for proper evaluation and management.
I had my Urine tested and they said my glucose was 400! However, I just had my blood sugar tested and it's 80! What does this mean??
How are you? Urodynamics are used to look at and study how the bladder and urethra work during bladder filling, with an increase on intra-abdominal pressure and during voiding or urination. The pressures in the bladder and urethra are measured during the study and flouroscopy (x-ray) is used to see the bladder and the urethra. In order to measure pressures, a small urodynamic catheter will be placed in your bladder. The catheter has three ports, or openings: one for bladder pressure, one for urethral pressure, and one for filling the bladder.
You can learn more about this through this link: http://www.adclinic.com/Doctors_Specialties_maps/Urology/urodynamics.htm
I hope this helps. Take care and keep us posted.