Diabetes and cloudy urine after eating carbohydrates?
Can cloudy urine be associated with diabetes? A few years ago, I noticed cloudy urine after eating refined grains. I also experienced bloating around my middle, and a puffy face and neck, after eating these foods. As a result, I removed them from my diet. Now, I'm noticing the same cloudy urine after eating starchy vegetables such as potatoes and sweet potatoes. If I eat a large quantity at one sitting, my urine is so cloudy, I can't see the bottom of the toilet bowl. On a diet of fruits and non-starchy vegetables, my urine is completely clear.
My father developed diabetes in his late 50's, my sister in her late 40's. I'm in my mid-50's, and during the past year have developed increasing problems associated with auto immune illnesses (which are common in my family). I believe I test negative for diabetes based on the standard blood test that requires fasting for at least 10 hours. However, my sister also tested negative using this method. Her diabetes wasn't discovered until the need for emergency surgery, which involved her blood being tested in the hospital soon after eating.
Is diabetes something I should be investigating? I've also been experiencing neuropathy symptoms in my hands and feet (particularly when I stray from a very restrictive diet of fruits and non-starchy vegetables). I've assumed these symptoms are associated with rheumatoid arthritis, but perhaps I'm wrong?