Diabetes is a very common medical condition that’s linked to the amount of sugar in your blood. But how are you supposed to know if you have diabetes? There may be a tell-tale sign in your urine.
Around five million people in the UK have diabetes, and 90 percent of all cases are type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body struggling to produce enough of the hormone insulin.
Insulin is needed to convert sugar in the blood into useable energy.
One of the earliest signs of diabetes is having cloudy-coloured urine, it’s been claimed.
“People with diabetes, mainly women, get more urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and bacterial vaginosis,” said The Diabetes Council.
“In fact, many women may see these symptoms as the first signs of diabetes that clue their healthcare provider to test for diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can result in more infections.
“White or urine that looks milky in consistency, is usually caused by an infection in the urinary tract. White, milky urine may have a foul odour.
“The colour is telling you to see your doctor, and have them check to see if you have a UTI, or another problem that is causing fats, blood cells, or pus to get into your urine.”