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Does this look like urine positive for glucose? Photo

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ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 17:43:35

I can't decide if this looks positive or not! I bought home urinalysis strips during pregnancy to see if I had any protein, just done one now 14 months later just for fun. But now I'm unsure if this looks like there's some glucose in the urine.

summertimeandtheweatheris Sun 31-Jul-16 17:45:54

I would just re do it. Have you had lots of fruit juice today or sweet things?

Just5minswithDacre Sun 31-Jul-16 17:48:40

It does a bit. Redoing it might be a good idea.

For fun??

You need to get out more smile

Just5minswithDacre Sun 31-Jul-16 17:49:07

No symptoms of anything at all that made you test?

ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 17:51:27

I've been feeling ill a bit so I thought I'd have a go. This was my second go. I feel headachey and just a general bleh feeling. I thought it was my asthma but my O2 sats are 95-96%ish so they're OK.

Just5minswithDacre Sun 31-Jul-16 18:03:20

Get the GP to do a blood test then?

ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 18:24:49

Yes indeed. I just wanted to see if anyone else could see it as positive or if I was just fussing. There's a family history of diabetes, my brother wasn't diagnosed with type 1 diabetes til he was about my age so I got worried! I'll really have to get a hobby rather than giving myself medical tests grin

lougle Sun 31-Jul-16 18:47:53

Possibly trace glucose, but type 1 diabetes would give you far more than trace glucose in your wee so don't give it another thought.

ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 19:03:33

:-) thanks. It's prompted me to try and eat more healthily if nothing else

Boogers Sun 31-Jul-16 19:05:22


No, it doesn't look positive. Throw the test strips away. You can't interpret them as a stand alone thing, they're probably out of date and if you're worried about your health you're best getting a couple of piss pots and taking a sample into your GP surgery for testing by a medical professional who can also judge your symptoms alongside your urinalysis.

With regards to you saying your brother has T1, this, to me, is a little irksome. My DD(7) was diagnosed aged 5, and she was told, like your brother would have been told, that it is an immune disorder, incurable, with no known cause, and a family history of T1, e.g. my sibling has T1, has no bearing on your susceptibility to developing T1. So, unless you are in possession of information not passed on by CDDFT, I would advise to get rid of the test strips, stop worrying, and if you develop symptoms of diabetes (excessive tiredness, excessive thirst, going to the toilet more often, losing weight) go and see your GP with a urine sample.

gingercat02 Sun 31-Jul-16 19:13:28

It is hard to tell but if the strips have been open that long they won't be accurate anyway. Undiagnosed diabetes (particularly Type 1) would give other symptoms - raging thirst and peeing loads think 4+ times per night.
Do a sample drop it in at the docs and bin the strips!

gingercat02 Sun 31-Jul-16 19:15:18

Oops pretty much what Boogers said blush RTFT Ginger

ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 19:52:02

Boogers, there's a genetic link with T1, the same gene linked to other autoimmune disease which is in my family. I'm a professional scientist, but thanks for the Lesson

ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 19:54:20

Strips were in date I checked obvs:-)

ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 19:54:57

Strips were in date I checked obvs:-)

gingercat02 Sun 31-Jul-16 20:01:28

They only last for a few weeks once they are opened (well the Diastix ones we use do) even if they are within their expiry date

TheoriginalLEM Sun 31-Jul-16 20:07:24

to be honest that just looks like its been left a while.

ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 20:11:08

It was read at about 60 seconds as per the pack instructions.

Boogers Sun 31-Jul-16 20:11:31

Paris If you could forward me the links and articles I will forward that to DD's PDSN and consultant and ask a) why they haven't told families of this link and b) why the teaching literature says there is no inherited trait. Seriously, I want to see the links to pass on to DD's healthcare professionals.

And I, too, have worked as a professional scientist. Jolly good for both of us. And with that professional scientist background you should know better than to post pictures of a random test result for a bunch of internet strangers to analyse.

lougle Sun 31-Jul-16 20:12:53

Honestly, you're fine. Your kidneys get a bit leaky in pregnancy so if you have a sugar-containing food shortly before testing, it can show in your urine. It's perfectly normal (and good!) for your body to dump off excess glucose through your urine.

If your midwife suspects gestational diabetes, you'll have a glucose tolerance test, where you'll take a set quantity of glucose, then have blood tests at timed intervals to see how your body is dealing with it.

ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 20:14:19

Boogers who asked for an analysis? I asked if people thought it was positive or negative. Whether it looked like the little window on the left or the little window on the right. smile

ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 20:15:12

Lougle sorry I'm not pregnant now I've had the baby! It was just an interest thing really as I was feeling a bit funny. Obviously putting no stock in it.

lougle Sun 31-Jul-16 20:18:29

Boogers, I presume Paris is referring to the inheritance pattern of certain human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex variants:

They still don't know why or how the diabetes is triggered, but they do now know that there are familial inheritance patterns.

lougle Sun 31-Jul-16 20:19:21

Ahh, sorry Pairs, misread. I still think that trace glucose is nothing to fear smile

ParisGellar Sun 31-Jul-16 20:20:52

Yes. That's what I mean lougle. I'm on the app on my phone but when I can get on my laptop boogers I'll forward you whatever you like.

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