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Old 10-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 10-16-2010, 09:18 PM   #2
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Re: Diabetes and cloudy urine after eating carbohydrates?

hi there, I wouldn't worry too much about cloudy urine unless you are having other symptoms that could be kidney issues to bladder issues. If you think there is something going on then you need to see a dr. i have cloudy urine from time to time and it is completely normal, it is just a response to whatever you ate.

also, eating carbs will make you retain water so that is probably why you feel bloated. it may be worse in your case which might be something to have checked out. when you go on atkins diet they tell you that it is vital to drink lots of water and sometimes broth to give you the sodium that will replenish the water and electrolytes you lose from not eating carbs.

as far as the diabetes, the only way to really know is to get blood tests and discuss that with a dr. but since you have a family history you will want to get routine checkups so you can catch it early, if it happens.

good luck

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