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What Is The Difference Between Diabetes And Glycosuria
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 the urine, which occurs either when the glucose levels in the blood are too high (as in diabetes) or when glucose transport mechanism in kidney tubules is congenitally defective(rare condition). ...Read more
Disease vs function: Your kidneys are designed to reclaim all the sugar in all blood filtered through & will do so if the glucose level stays below ~170. At higher levels, whatever the cause, some is lost in the urine which produces renal glycosuria. T1DM is a condition where your body doesn't produce the insulin needed to carry glucose into the cells.Over time the blood sugar rises to high levels producing symptoms ...Read more
What is the difference between Renal Glycosuria and Diabetes Mellitus?
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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 normal. This can be detected by a urine dipstick test. In diabetes, the blood level of glucose will be high. In some diabetics, the blood glucose gets so high that the sugar spills over into the urine also. ...Read more
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 is in the blood stream to keep building up. When the blood goes through the kidney filter if there is a lot of glucose it is 'dumped' with other waste products into the urine glycouria results. ...Read more
What is the likelihood that glycosuria would occur in the absence of diabetes? Will glycosuria cause kidney damage? Would a UTI cause glycosuria?
A small minority: of people will have slight glycosuria, either normally or due to a genetic kidney disorder. It doesn't generally cause damage to the kidney; elevated glucose, however, will damage the kidney and many other organs. Discuss w/your doctor. Glycosuria can increase potential for uti, not the other way around unless your blood sugar increases. ...Read more
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 theurine.Normal kidney threshold is about 180 mg/dl. If you have diabetes and there is no glucose in the urine, it suggest that blood glucose is probably less than 180 mg /dl.Again the kidney theshold varies depending on its function. ...Read more
Went to doctor for flu and she tested my urine and said i has sugar in my urine and called it glucosuria? Scared i might have a precursor for diabetes
Non-specific finding: Glucosuria typically occurs when the blood glucose level exceeds the kidney's ability to reabsorb it. In non-diabetics that is around 180mg/dl. The only way to diagnose diabetes is to have a hemoglobin a1c >6.5%, a fasting serum glucose >126mg/dl or a random serum glucose >200mg/dl. Glucosuria can easily be mis-measured so diabetes is not diagnosed that way. Talk to your dr. About your concern. ...Read more
Sugar in the urine: Same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
They are the same: I think that you want the difference between the glycosuria of diabetes mellitus (spilling glucose due to hyperglycemia) and spilling glucose due to the inabilitiy of the kidney to completely reabsorb filtered glucose in someone with euglycemia. The first is high glucose overpowering the reabsorbtion, the second is from weak reabsorbtion. The second is probably harmless, the first is a bad disease. ...Read more
Went to doctor when for treatment (flu) told me I have 105 level of sugar in urine. Will i get diabetes this way? I'm scared!
Went to dr and was diagnosed with strep throat.Urine test revealed sugar in urine.Dr want to recheck in 2 weeks. Is sugar in urine always diabetes?
Glycosuria : Means presence of sugar in the urine after a diet rich in abnormal amount of glucose or starches, and only then. Normally there is never sugar in urine. In diabetes, if blood sugars are high (>then 190mg%) the urine will have sugar present. So, an overwhelming amount of sugar that the Insulin could not push into the cells will be presented to the kidney and some will be spilled in the urine. ...Read more
Abnormal urine study: Glycosuria is presence of glucose (sugar) in urine.Commonly found in uncontrolled diabetes, there are other rarer causes(eg. Type 2 renal tubular acidosis).Albuminuria is presence of protein in urine, and has many causes including diabetes.Because protein in the urine can cause or be a marker for kidney damage, it is very important for people with either of these to keep in close contact w doctor. ...Read more
Probably not: Too large an amount of a chromium supplement can have a variety of ill effects, but increasing sugar in the urine is not likely one of them. There are some studies that suggest chromium may help lower blood sugar, which would lower the chances of blood sugar showing up in the urine (gliycosuria). Of note, not all studies have shown benefit from chromium. ...Read more
No: Glycosuria means blood in the urine, most commonly associated with diabetes, whereas hypolglycemia means low blood sugar, seen if subjects have administered too much Insulin or have an insulinoma. (insulin producing tumor) they are not related as a result of sugar in the urine leaking from the kidney causing the blood sugar to fall. Good question but the two are not related. ...Read more
Depends: The symptoms associated with glycosuria, where urine contains glucose, will vary depending on the cause. If associated with a high blood sugar (diabetes), such symptoms as urinary frequency and thirst are quite common. If associated with a normal blood glucose (renal glycosuria), there are usually no associated symptoms or adverse 'side' effects. ...Read more
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