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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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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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 can cause glycosuria?

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 is renal glycosuria?

What is renal glycosuria?

Sugar in urine: Present in diabetes mellitus or some kidney conditions where sugar leaks through the kidneys. Blood sugar should be checked if glycosuria is found. ...Read more

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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Why do diabetics get glycosuria?

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Why do diabetics get glycosuria?

Renal Overload: Glycosuria (or glucose in the urine) is caused by the kidneys(proximal renal tubules) being unable to reabsorb all the filtered glucose. Diabetes due to either Insulin resistance or lack of Insulin results in underutilization of glucose by your cells and hyperglycemia. Glycosuria usually occurs when blood glucose level exceeds 180 mg/dl. ...Read more

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How can glycosuria be prevented?

How can glycosuria be prevented?

Insulin if Diabetic: Glysosuria means glucose or sugar in the urine. Most common cause is diabetes. Primary diabetes can probably not be prevented and is due to insufficient or no Insulin production by the pancreas or production of Insulin antibodies. Secondary diabetes is most commonly caused by obesity, so avoid getting overweight. Glcosuria can occur normally in pregancy. Control hyerthyroidism and avoid xs alcohol. ...Read more

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Does glycosuria turn urine cloudy?

Does glycosuria turn urine cloudy?

Cloudy urine: No. Not directly but maybe indirectly. Incomplete voiding, resulting in sediment formation in urine is a common cause in diabetics. Also, diabetics are more prone to urinary tract infection which results is cloudy urine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of renal glycosuria?

What are the symptoms of renal glycosuria?

There are none: Some people's kidneys, by birth or sometimes by medication / toxin effect, simply waste glucose despite the blood sugar being normal. Some glucose is always filtered in the glomeruli, and a few folks have tubules that aren't good at reabsorbing it. When it's genetic, it's perfectly compatible with a lifetime of excellent health. ...Read more

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Why does glycosuria result from weight gain?

Why does glycosuria result from weight gain?

Person gets diabetes: Weight gain and obesity, especially from overeating sugars and carbohydrates, can lead to "insulin resistance" disorder. The person's pancreas then has to work super hard to make enough insulin. The pancreas eventually burns out and cannot make enough Insulin . . . At which time the blood sugar will get so high that it spills through the kidneys and into the urine. He has diabetes now. ...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 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