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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Sugar In Urine (Overview)

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 known as fanconi syndrome.


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What the average milligrams of sugar of urine?

What the average milligrams of sugar of urine?

Zero: In a person with normal functioning kidneys and urinary system, there should be no sugar/glucose in the urine. Technically, the normal range is 0 - 0.8 millimole/liter which is an extremely tiny amount. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
85 doctors shared insights

Sugar In Urine (Overview)

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 known as fanconi syndrome.


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Losing sugar through urine what does that mean?

Losing sugar through urine what does that mean?

Usually Diabetes: Most commonly this is caused by uncontrolled diabetes. If you have not been diagnosed with dm you should see your doctor right away or if you are a known diabetic your meds may need adjustment. ...Read more

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Sugar in urine, why ?

Sugar in urine, why ?

Concern about diabet: There is a threshold in the kidney at which sugar in the blood spills over into the urine in all persons. When it becomes measurable the most common concern is diabetes mellitus which literally means "sweet urine.". ...Read more

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What causes sugar in urine?

What causes sugar in urine?

Usually diabetes.: One of the functions of the kidney is to absorb all sugars into the bloodstream & prevent their excretion in the urine. Diabetes, or conditions where blood sugar is very high, can overwhelm the kidney's ability to reabsorb glucose, causing it to spill out into the urine, a condition called glycosuria. Though diabetes is the most common cause, rare defects in kidney function can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What causes sugar in urine?

What causes  sugar in urine?

High blood sugar: Serum blood sugar concentrations greater than about 150 mg/dl leaks into the urine and produces glucosuria - sugar in the urine. This may be a sign of diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sugar in urine?

What is the definition or description of: sugar in urine?

See below: 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 known as fanconi syndrome. ...Read more

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Normal blood sugar but have +1 in sugar un urine. I was fasting for more than 12 hrs when i got blood test then ate a lot before urine test. What is ?

Normal blood sugar but have +1 in sugar un urine. I was fasting for more than 12 hrs when i got blood test then ate a lot before urine test. What is ?

Some ideas: You may have mild glucose intolerance and spiked to a high level when you are. You may have Kidneys that lose glucose from Wilson's or any of dozens of other illnesses. It may an interfering substance or lab error. ...Read more

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Does sugar in urine make you test positive for alcohol?

Does sugar in urine make you test positive for alcohol?

Depends: Urine with sugar in it, if not stored properly, may produce positive result for alcohol due to fermentation of the sugar. ...Read more

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How can you have sugar in urine but low blood sugar?

How can you have sugar in urine but low blood sugar?

Low threshhold: Ordinarily the kidney does not spill sugar into the urine until the blood level reaches about 180. However, if this kidney threshhold happens to be set at a much lower level, the sugar will begin to spill at a much lower level. This goes by the scientific name of renal glycosuria and has no relation to diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the causes of sugar in urine without sugar in blood too?

What is the causes of sugar in urine without sugar in blood too?

Blood sugar swings: Sugar in the urine means that the blood sugar has been over 180 in the past few hours or since the last time someone urinated. So, by the time they urinate and find there is sugar in the urine, the blood sugar may have gone down to normal. ...Read more

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Could blood sugar be high over 200 in blood but no sugar in urine?

Could blood sugar be high over 200 in blood but no sugar in urine?

It's possible: Hi. Odd question. It's possible to have a serum glucose over 200 with none in the urine, but the higher above 200 the serum glucose gets, the less likely none shows up in the urine. It has to do with the tubular threshold for glucose, which does show a bell-shaped curve distribution. ...Read more

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Wwould a recent laparoscopy cause sugar in urine or am i clutching at straws?

Wwould a recent laparoscopy cause sugar in urine or am i clutching at straws?

No relation: It means you have high blood sugar and diabetic . Laparoscopy has no relation to your blood sugar elevation , get it checked and keep your blood sugar under control see your family doctor. ...Read more

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

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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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How sugar in urine causes weight loss?

How sugar in urine causes weight loss?

Osmotic diuresis: Sugar is an osmotic diuretic. Diabetics having increased sugar in their urine loose more water and become dehydrated.Loosing all this water causes significant weight loss. ...Read more

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How can you test for sugar in urine at home?

How can you test for sugar in urine at home?

Dipstick: Urine can be checked with a dipstick. But to check sugar the best test is to do a finger stick and check with a glucometer. ...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

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Home Urine Sugar Test (Definition)

Glucose home testing urine is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more