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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney disease.: People with long-standing diabetes can develop nephropathy, or kidney disease. When the kidneys are functioning properly, there is only tiny amount of a protein called Albumin found in the urine. As the kidney filtering fails in diabetic nephropathy, there will be more and more protein spilled into the urine, causing albuminuria (high amounts of Albumin in the urine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. : Polyuria is the production of large amounts of dilute urine & polydipsia is elevated fluid intake; usually due to fluid losses from polyuria. These are just symptoms of a disorder & several different disease processes can cause this, with diabetes a common & important one. Diabetes is diagnosed by testing blood sugar levels. Other more rare causes are diabetes insipidus & psychogenic polydipsia. ...Read more
Not true: Most type 1 diabetics are not obese. The underlying problem is that their pancreas cannot make enough insulin. Type 2 diabetics are typically obese. The obesity is associated with Insulin resistance. The pancreas is making insulin, but the Insulin does not work correctly. Ultimately, the pancreas starts to fail and can't make enough Insulin to compensate for the Insulin resistance. ...Read more
Want to know if people with type 1 diabetes are always thirsty. Do type 1 diabetics always have symptoms?
Several reasons: Diabetics may develop neuropathy, decreased sensation to the skin, which means they are unaware if they step on a thorn or if their shoes are creating a blister on their foot. Nerve damage can lead to bony changes that create abnormal pressure points on the foot. Diabetics also tend to develop small vessel arterial disease, which results in decreased perfusion to the skin and slower wound healing. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Old latin term: Type i diabetes, juvenile diabetes is found in children who have lost pancreatic production of Insulin and have poor growth, frequent infections and elevated blood sugar. This may be autoimmune or allergy driven. Type ii diabetes, adult onset, commonly found in patients with Insulin resistance, central obesity and poor exercise habits. The latin term is now shortened to diabetes (type i or ii). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Work with your doctor to develop a good diabetes treatment regimen. Try to utilize diabetes drugs that do not cause weight gain if possible. Start a consistent exercise and diet program. Eat more soluble fibers (oats, lentils, apples, berries...). Keep track of bs and keep close contact with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Over treatment: The most common cause of low blood sugar in a diabetic is overtreatment with diabetes medications (either you give Insulin and didn't eat or eat enough, or you started doing more activity beyond what you usually do). If this is a consistent problem, make sure you talk to your doctor to get your treatment regimen reevaluated. ...Read more
Overall health: Diabetes is a very complicated disease. It is a multi organ condition that could affect some. Amputation is caused by poor circulation, bad infection/bone infections, severe deformity known as charcot joint deformities. The other system that could get affected is the nerves of your feet (protective sensation). All or some of these can cause a higher amputation rate all caused by poor control ...Read more
Type1 diabetes can consider themselves "diabetic".Patients with type 2 diabetes are not "diabetic", they should work to get rid of it. Agree or not?
About one-third: The incidence of diabetic retinopathy is about 1/3 of diabetics according to government statistics. The condition is related to how well the diabetes is controlled and if you have controlled any tendency toward high blood pressure. Take care of both of these conditions and you are less likely to get the retinopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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