are diabetics more prone to kidney stones
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Are people with diabetes at higher risk of kidney stones?
The primary reason people with diabetes are at higher risk of kidney stones is that they tend to have more acid in their urine. ( 5) Type 2 Diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance, or the inability to use insulin effectively.
Can insulin resistance cause kidney stones?
Insulin resistance from diabetes (when your cells stop responding to insulin) can raise the levels of calcium in your urine. That can make kidney stones more likely. When you have type 2 diabetes, high levels of insulin can make your urine more acidic. That could lead to a special type of kidney stones called uric acid stones.
Why do I keep getting kidney stones?
Having kidney stones previously and/or having a family history of kidney stones Following a diet high in protein (Hello, keto and low-carb lifestyles!), sodium, and/or sugar Having a certain condition which causes your urine to contain high levels of calcium, cystine, oxalate, or uric acid (such as type 2 diabetes)
What increases the risk of calcium kidney stones?
Higher Urine Calcium Although people with diabetes are at highest risk of uric acid kidney stones, they also have risk factors for calcium kidney stones. (9) Insulin resistance increases the amount of calcium in urine. (10) High urine calcium is a risk factor for calcium kidney stones.