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I took a urine test and the doctor called back and said I have sugar in my urine, what does this mean. I am a 26 year old male who has common variable immuno deficiency and i may have propheryia or an auto immune disease, does sugar in the urine indictae

I took a urine test and the doctor called back and said I have sugar in my urine, what does this mean. I am a 26 year old male who has common variable immuno deficiency and i may have propheryia or an auto immune disease, does sugar in the urine indictae

Most : Most people don't have sugar in their urine until their blood sugar is 250mg/dl or more. But some people will have sugar in their urine with normal blood levels of glucose. This is called renal glycosuria. It usually has little clinical significance. If your fasting blood sugar is elevated, you may have diabetes. If a blood glucose is done concurrently with finding sugar in your urine, you can sort out if you are just one of those people who spill sugar into the urine at normal blood glucose levels or if you may be diabetic. This should be checked out soon, especially if you are experiencing excessive thirst or frequent urinination. ...Read more

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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


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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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What does it mean to have sugar in the urine but not the blood?

What does it mean to have sugar in the urine but not the blood?

Timing: Urine is collected over hours in the bladder. If a patient with diabetes has sugar in the urine that means that blood sugar control from over a few to several hours back was likely high. However, it doesn't say anything for the current situation where blood sugar could have normalized in the meantime. If a diagnosis of diabetes hasn't been made, it should be considered. ...Read more

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Diagnostic overall result for complete blood exam is normal; urine exam is normal. But urinalysis says 'trace' under sugar content. What does it mean?

Diagnostic overall result for complete blood exam is normal; urine exam is normal. But urinalysis says 'trace' under sugar content. What does it mean?

Repeat the test: Trace sugar in the urine is not worrisome by itself. It may represent the onset of diabetes. You should have it repeated along with glucose measurements performed while fasting to rule out diabetes. As with any subtle abnormal lab test, it should always be repeated to make sure it is not a false positive. ...Read more

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If sugar in urine is normal, does it mean normal in blood is too?

If sugar in urine is normal, does it mean normal in blood is too?

No : Urine is collected over hours in the bladder. If a patient with diabetes has no sugar in the urine that means that blood sugar control from over a few to several hours back was likely not very high. However, it doesn't say anything for the current situation. ...Read more

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What does the presence of ketones in urine mean!My friend is diabetic for years and is on medication.Checks his sugar at home with the machine.Help.

What does the presence of ketones in urine mean!My friend is diabetic for years and is on medication.Checks his sugar at home with the machine.Help.

Could be DKA: Hi. Ketones in the urine of a diabetic could be diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Is your friend a type 1 or type 2 diabetic; either can get DKA, but type 1's more prone. This is likely if your friend is very sick. If so, he/she should contact his/her doc immediately or go to the ER. Ketones can be seen normally with fasting, so if your friend is NOT sick and is fasting, it's probably not a problem. ...Read more