It’s called pisa-dou (sweet pee), but do Diabetics urine actually taste sweet?
“My boyfriend was losing weight, his eyes were sunken and bloodshot, he was always thirsty and always had the urge to pee. I knew he was ill but he was in denial. I had heard the grownups say one way to find out is to taste your urine. If it’s sweet, you probably have Diabetes. A visit to the doctor confirmed my suspicions and my boyfriend’s fears — Type II Diabetes. The doctor said his sugar was so high that if he had waited any longer he would’ve gone into a diabetic coma.
‘How could an active person like me get Diabetes?’ he questioned. He was devastated and cried like a baby. After a five day stay at the hospital he was released and he realized that a diabetes diagnosis is not a death sentence just a lifestyle change. Today with diet and exercise he’s handling it quite well, so well that he’s not on insulin. His mother on the other hand wasn’t so lucky. Before she died of Diabetes a few years ago, she had one leg amputated.”
Even Doctors Used Urine Tasting to Diagnose Diabetes
The notion of having her boyfriend taste his urine may seem a bit gross. But according to WebMD an online medical guide, “In the past, doctors would actually taste urine for this sweetness to diagnose diabetes. Urine normally doesn’t have a very strong smell. If you get a whiff of something particularly pungent, you could have an infection or urinary stones, which can create an ammonia-like odor. Diabetics might notice that their urine smells sweet, because of excess sugar.”
If you suspect you or someone you know have diabetes, see a doctor.