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Why is glucose excreted through your urine in diabetic nephropathy?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sugar in the urine: When your blood sugar is too high, your kidneys, which filter your blood, are not able to hold onto all the glucose and it spills over into the urine.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See below.: Glucose is not just lost in diabetic nephropathy. Glucose is lost into urine when blood glucose concentrations exceed about 150 mg/dl. This is the renal threshhold for glucose.

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Last updated Nov 21, 2013

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