Could this be a sign of diabetes?

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Shelly101
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   Posted 1/4/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
So the past couple of days I have noticed that my urine has a sweet, almost maple syrup kind of smell to it. Is this a sign of diabetes?

LanieG
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   Posted 1/4/2010 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
It's possible but you need to see your doctor so you can be tested and diagnosed properly.  Does diabetes 2 run in your family?   
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Shelly101
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   Posted 1/4/2010 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that it does, but I'm not positive.

j_web
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   Posted 1/7/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
More likely that you've just eaten something that's causing the smell. Some supplements, particularly Fenugreek, cause a maple-syrup type smell.

People with high blood glucose don't have strange-smelling urine.

Edited - wrong.

Post Edited (j_web) : 1/7/2010 4:00:10 PM (GMT-7)


LanieG
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   Posted 1/7/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Uncontrolled diabetes can cause sweet-smelling urine.  There are other conditions that can cause strong-smelling urine, like eating asparagus, or having another medical condition besides diabetes.  However, if it smells sweet, yes, it can be a symptom which is why the person needs to see a doctor to be tested.
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j_web
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   Posted 1/7/2010 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, yes, Lanie's right. I have type 1 and never smelled anything unusual, even when I was running super-high at diagnosis. I read that sweet-smelling urine can be caused by uncontrolled diabetes, probably more of a type 2 symptom than a type 1. I also ran across something called maple syrup urine disease, but it doesn't sound like it fits your description. Here's a link a found: wiki.answers.com/Q/What_causes_different_sweet_smelling_urine
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Post Edited (j_web) : 1/7/2010 4:02:05 PM (GMT-7)

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