Diabetes and Stinky Urine

Diabetes

Diabetes is caused by an inadequate amount of insulin in the blood.  The result is that higher than normal levels of glucose start to appear...

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Ketoacidosis

 

Ketoacidosis is when the body has abnormally high concentrations of ketones. This lowers the pH of the blood. Ketoacidosis can cause urine to smell bad.  The smell is usually described as "like fruit" or "like nail polish remover". The odor is caused by the release of acetone.

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