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Why is glucose excreted through your urine in diabetic nephropathy?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 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.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 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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