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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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What is the difference between diabetes and glycosuria?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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

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Sugar In Urine (Definition)

Glucose in urine also known as 'glycosuria' is mostly seen in diabetes mellitus with elevated blood sugar. Very very rarely ( 1 in 1000 or even less) it is seen in a defect of kidney ...Read more


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What is the difference between type 1 diabetes and renal glycosuria?

What is the difference between type 1 diabetes and renal glycosuria?

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

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What is the difference between Renal Glycosuria and Diabetes Mellitus? How to explain relationship between intraversical volume and pressure? Thanks

What is the difference between Renal Glycosuria and Diabetes Mellitus?
How to explain relationship between intraversical volume and pressure? Thanks

Relationship: Renal glycosuria is a condition in which sugar is excreted in the urine due to a kidney conditon. Diabetes mellitus is due to insufficient insulin production in the pancras. Intravesical volume increases pressure in the bladder. ...Read more

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How are renal glycosuria and diabetes different?

How are renal glycosuria and diabetes different?

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

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Does everyone with diabetes mellitus have glycosuria?

No.: If you treat your diabetes aggressively you will not. Uncontrolled diabetes will eventually cause some degree of it. ...Read more

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Why do people with diabetes mellitus get glycosuria?

Why do people with diabetes mellitus get glycosuria?

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

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What is the likelihood that glycosuria would occur in the absence of diabetes? Will glycosuria cause kidney damage? Would a UTI cause glycosuria?

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

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What causes glucosuria aside from diabetes?

What causes glucosuria aside from diabetes?

Genes: A harmless condition (idiopathic glycosuria) in which the glucose spills over into the urine at a lower threshold than normal. The avg for glycosuria is a blood sugar of around 160, but this is not true if you have idiopathic glycosuria. ...Read more

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What is the significance when a patient with diabetes mellitus does not have glucosuria?

What is the significance when a patient with diabetes mellitus does not have glucosuria?

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

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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

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

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What is the main difference between benign and renal glycosuria?

What is the main difference between benign and renal glycosuria?

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

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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Is it true that the presence of sugar in urine always indicate sugar diabetes?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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Is it true that the presence of sugar in urine always indicate sugar diabetes?

Most of the time: Presence of sugar in urine most often indicates diabetes mellitus. Very rare causes- benign glycosuria, pregnancy, kidney transplant patients. ...Read more

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Could I have diabetes if I have frequent urination , no sugar in urine?

Could I have diabetes if I have frequent urination , no sugar in urine?

No,: It's something else, like an infection or drinking excess fluids. Diabetes causes frequent urination due to the sugar spilling into the urine. ...Read more

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Do u have sugar in urine if u have type 2 diabetes?

Do u have sugar in urine if u have type 2 diabetes?

Most often untreated: If your sugar is not well controlled, if you have a kidney disease, you can find sugar in the urine. ...Read more

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Diabetes - how does sugar in urine cause weight loss?

Diabetes - how does sugar in urine cause weight loss?

Sugar leaves body: Diabetes impairs your body's ability to properly absorb and use sugar. Consequently, the sugar passes through the urine. Sugar is one of the nutrients that helps you gain and maintain body weight. So when the sugar just passes through, you lose weight. ...Read more

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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 doctor when for treatment (flu) told me I have 105 level of sugar in urine. Will i get diabetes this way? I'm scared!

Sugar in Urine: Sugar in the urine means you probably already have diabetes. Not sure what prompts the question since you saw a physician and had a test. What did your doctor who treats you say? ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: The kidneys try to reclaim any sugar from blood it processes, but an elevation during stress can lead to a small amount in the urine.It should always be rechecked later to see if it clears with more specific testing if it persists. ...Read more

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How can you correct the underlying cause of glycosuria?

How can you correct the underlying cause of glycosuria?

Usually: Glycosuria, or sugar in the urine, is typically caused by uncontrolled diabetes. If severe kidney damage has not occurred, this will typically improve when the blood sugars are under tighter control. ...Read more

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What is alimentary glycosuria?

What is alimentary glycosuria?

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

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What is glycosuria and albuminuria?

What is glycosuria and albuminuria?

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

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Is chromium associated with glycosuria?

Is chromium associated with glycosuria?

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

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Why does hyperglycemia cause glycosuria?

Why does hyperglycemia cause glycosuria?

Osmosis: High sugar in the blood is filtered through osmosis, by the kidney, into the urine, causing glycosuria. This results in an "osmotic diuresis" in which there is an increased volume of urine, leading to dehydration. ...Read more

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What does glycosuria make urine look like?

What does glycosuria make urine look like?

No change: Glucose in the urine will not change the color or clarity at all .You can not tell by looking. Lab tests are required to spot glycosuria. See your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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How are glycosuria and hypoglycemia related?

How are glycosuria and hypoglycemia related?

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

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What side effects are associated with glycosuria?

What side effects are associated with glycosuria?

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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Why does glycosuria occur in nephritic syndrome?

Why does glycosuria occur in nephritic syndrome?

Kidney damage: The glomeruli (tiny filters in the kidney) becoming damaged in nephrotic syndrome primarily permit the kidney to leak protein, however damage also can permit leakage of glucose/sugar and hence glycosuria. ...Read more

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What can cause glycosuria?

Glycosuria: Most common cause is diabetes or eating an excessive amount of carbohydrates that can overcome the effect of Insulin in your body temporarily. Whatever the cause, get it checked. ...Read more

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What are the causes of glycosuria?

What are the causes of glycosuria?

Diabetes: Gycosuria implies excess glucose (sugar) in the urine and is related to an elevated blood sugar most commonly associated with diabetes. ...Read more

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