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why do people with diabetes mellitus get glycosuria

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Too much glucose: Diabetics have a problem getting the glucose from their blood into their tissues. Their lack of Insulin or Insulin resistance causes the glucose that ... Read More
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
When sugar in...: Blood over ~ 200-220, the kidney lets the 'extra' sugar go out in urine.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience Ophthalmology
High blood glucose: Excess blood glucose ends up in urine.
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
High blood sugar cau: Ordinarily urine has no sugar as kidneys are capable of reabsorping all the filtered glucose.If blood sugar is higher than normal like in diabetes it ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
No.: If you treat your diabetes aggressively you will not. Uncontrolled diabetes will eventually cause some degree of it.
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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
No: Sugar in the blood usually does not "spill over" into the urine until the blood sugar is over 160mg/dl. This does vary from person to person.
A female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Relationship: Renal glycosuria is a condition in which sugar is excreted in the urine due to a kidney conditon. Diabetes mellitus is due to insufficient insulin pro ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney capacity: Glucose in the urine occurs when the blood glucose is high and crosses the threshold of kidney capacity to absorb glucose, then glucose leaks in theur ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No, the opposite: You have plenty of Insulin but not enough glucose - that is the exact opposite of diabetes. Since you are skinny, if you don't eat your glucose fuel s ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Disease vs. symptom: Diabetes is a metabolic disease caused by not producing enough Insulin or developing Insulin resistance. Glycosuria means the presence of glucose in t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
2 different things: For reasons we don't understand, sometimes the kidneys may allow some glucose to slip out into the urine even when the blood level of glucose is norma ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Sugar in urine: Glycosuria is the term used to describe excess sugar spilling into your urine. If your blood is full of sugar, a lot of it will spill into your urine ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Renal glycosuria: Mild damage to the proximal tubule is quite common and if the blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c are okay, it's "renal glycosuria". Some lucky folks hav ... Read More

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