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is it true that the presence of sugar in urine always indicate sugar diabetes?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Most of the time: Presence of sugar in urine most often indicates diabetes mellitus. Very rare causes- benign glycosuria, pregnancy, kidney transplant patients.

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