Ask the Diabetes Educator Archive


I recently went in for a routine physical, that my chiropractor performed, he gave me a urine test and said he found sugar and a trace of protein. 20 minutes prior I drank two energy drinks packed with b vitamins and sugar and a bunch of candy. Will that make any difference in the test results?

Urine testing is not the most reliable form of glucose testing. If it were, many fingers out there would be much happier. Yes, whatever you ate/drank just prior to the test would show up. I would suggest you arrange for a laboratory fasting screen to get a more precise reading on both your sugar and your protein.

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