I saw my PCP (not my surgeon) today and based on labs taken yesterday, my urine has large amounts of ketones and she was concerned. However, when I reminded her that I had VSG she said to watch it since I was a diabetic but she really didn't go into much detail. She also said that I should follow-up with my surgeon and my endocrinologist (which I called a left a VM).
My PCP did tell me that ketones in the urine could be a sign of dehydration, however, I'm drinking 64 oz . of water plus 22-33 oz. (60-90gm) of protein shakes. I don't have any feelings of dizziness, thirst, or headaches. However, my urine is very dark yellow and has a strong smell.
In the meantime can anyone tell me if ketones in the urine is good, bad, etc.? From what I've read/heard its the state of when the body is burn/using fat instead of sugar (carbs) for energy but that it could be dangerous for long periods of time. Also, how can ketones in the urine affect diabetics?
I plan on calling both my surgeon and endocrinologist again in the morning but I wanted to see if anyone else has experienced this.
Thank you for your time! -Larry
HW: 360 SW: 351 CW: 212 GOAL: 200
Monthly Weight Loss Progression:
M1:-46 M2:-24 M3:-14 M4:-17 M5:-9 M6:-13 M7:-7 M8:-5 M9:-1 M10:-3 M11:-8 M12: -10