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A 36-year-old member asked:

What would cause you to have sugar in your urine (other than diabetes)?

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Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 11 years experience
Few options: Most likely is a false test. The urine dip stick test can react abnormally if there are high amounts of chemicals in the urine (like antibiotics or vitamin C). other conditions that cause this are rare and would typically cause problems in early childhood. It can also be an isolated benign (meaning no consequences) condition.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Besides diabetes, what would cause you to have sugar in your urine?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
A certain percentage: of people spill sugar in their urine due to genetics. Others due to various renal disorders. There are certain diabetes medications that cause glucose to spill in the urine. Check it out w/your doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Does muscovado sugar cause diabetes?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not in itself: No sugar causes diabetes. You must have genetic predisposition for the several factors that cause you to be a diabetic. Muscovado sugar is simply an unrefined type of dark sugar and is no different concerning its affect on the glycemic index than any other sugar.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

Is sugar the main cause of diabetes?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Diabetes: There are several types of diabetes. In type one it is the failure of the pancreas that causes the diabetes. In adult onset it is usually obesity, excess calories and excess sugars that lead to the disease. But there are more specific things to talk about that are outside of the scope of this application.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Does sugar cause diabetes?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could eating sugar cause diabetes?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
No: Diabetes is secondary to reduced or absent insulin production, insulin resistance or production of defective insulin. Eating sugar increases insulin output but does not cause diabetes. A diabetic cannot tolerate the sugar and would have a very high glucose after eating sugar

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