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Having high diabetic, high fever, frequent vomiting, pus in urine. What is causing symptoms?

Hello , My mother is 55 years old,she is a diabetic from last 8 years .she is under the treatment of a diabetologist name Dr. Dhandhania in Ranchi(jharkhand).she has been taking all her medicines and insulin timely .but suddenly from last two days her sugar level is quite high ,it is in the range of 250-300.besides this she is having high fever and frequent vomiting like situation .several tests have been done .some reports are awaited and some have morning Doctor came n told that she is having pus in her urine . I want to know what does this mean ,n why pus is coming in urine????how long she will take to recover??? shahla from Kolkata,
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Pus in urine means urinary tract infection ( UTI ).
Urinary tract infection (UTI) has long been recognized as a significant problem in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) that occurs both in males and females of all age groups.

Patients with Diabetes acquire urinary tract infections (UTIs) very often because hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) results in increase sugar in the urine and becomes a friendly environment for the bacterial cultures to grow. Age, poor metabolic control, duration of DM, recurrent Vaginitis etc  may play a major role in the higher incidence of UTI in diabetic patients.

 Milder infections called Cystitis tend to be restricted to the bladder, while more severe infections tend to spread to the kidney(s) called as Pyelonephritis. UTI in diabetic patients is not only more severe but also is more recurrent when compared to non-diabetic patients.

Your mother requires a thorough control of her diabetes along with use of proper antibiotics.
It may take 7 to 10 days for her UTI to settle.
Keep following the advise of your doctor.
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