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“it’s About Time” We Knew The Early Signs Of Type 1 Diabetes

“It’s About Time” for National Diabetes Week It is National Diabetes Week from 9-15 July and Diabetes Australia’s "It’s About Time" campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes. Too many Australians are being diagnosed with diabetes too late. The is true for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The delay in diagnosis is putting many people at risk of major life threatening health problems. “It’s About Time” we detected all types of diabetes earlier and save lives. Too many Australians are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes too late, over 600 people end up in hospital emergency rooms each year very sick, and then find out they have type 1 diabetes. Find out more here Up to 500,000 Australians may have silent , undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. They may have type 2 diabetes for up to seven years before it is diagnosed. During this time type 2 diabetes may be damaging their blood vessels and nerves and causing vision loss, amputations, heart attacks, stroke and kidney damage. Find out more here Diabetes Australia needs your help to support the campaign and spread the word. Ways to support our “It Continue reading >>

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  1. RomaFree

    Urine bright orange

    My husband is the diabetic, not myself but he does not go on the internet. He is Type 2, was on Metformin until recently when he had kidney infection that shot his blood sugar levels up sky high and he was put on insulin in hospital (10 days).
    He now home since a few days...has told me of orange urine, tonight (not AM as he told diabetic nurse the other day, she saw no abnormalities in that?)... I did actually see it :roll: It was VERY orange?? :crazy:
    He is now off all AB'setc, no pills at all ... only insulin (which been increased in last few days but he had this prior to increase too?)... can anyone advise?? Thank you...
    ps any searches re this go for urine "testing"....N/A ....thx

  2. phoenix

    I understand that the colour of urine is often to do with hydration. If you aren't drinking enough it will be darker.
    http://www.channel4embarrassingillnesse ... eck-urine/
    Before I was diagnosed with T1 and had very high glucose levels, I was producing a lot of urine, it was clear, like water because I was al,so drinking huge amounts.

  3. Pastell

    RomaFree said:
    My husband is the diabetic, not myself but he does not go on the internet. He is Type 2, was on Metformin until recently when he had kidney infection that shot his blood sugar levels up sky high and he was put on insulin in hospital (10 days).
    He now home since a few days...has told me of orange urine, tonight (not AM as he told diabetic nurse the other day, she saw no abnormalities in that?)... I did actually see it :roll: It was VERY orange?? :crazy:
    He is now off all AB'setc, no pills at all ... only insulin (which been increased in last few days but he had this prior to increase too?)... can anyone advise?? Thank you...
    ps any searches re this go for urine "testing"....N/A ....thx I would say have a word with your HCP, from my experience, urine colour can mean nothing, but, sometimes can mean something very serious, actual colour is relatively meaningless.

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