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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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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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Does everyone with diabetes mellitus have glycosuria?

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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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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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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If you get hypoglycemic easily without food and yet im young and skinny, do I have diabetes mellitus?

If you get hypoglycemic easily without food and yet im young and skinny, do I have diabetes mellitus?

No, the opposite: You have plenty of Insulin but not enough glucose - that is the exact opposite of diabetes. Since you are skinny, if you don't eat your glucose fuel sources run low and you get a low blood sugar - hypoglycemia. It's important for you not to skip meals and to eat small frequent meals that include proteins and complex carbohydrates to maintain an adequate blood sugar (so you don't pass out driving). Read more

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What is the difference between diabetes and glycosuria?

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

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

Renal glycosuria..: Implies a disorder where kidney leaks glucose into urine, even though blood sugar levels normal diabetes not well controlled leak sugar into urine when blood sugar > 220 or so. 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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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 diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

What is diabetes mellitus type 2 uncontrolled?

DM2: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus means the blood sugar numbers are regularly too high, which could lead to diabetic complications to the heart, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels and nerves. Type 2 DM is the more common, adult-onset, hereditary form of diabetes. Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the tests for diabetes mellitus type 1?

Blood Tests: Once someone is shown to have diabetes, the next question is type 1 (can't make insulin) or type 2 (resistant to insulin). Usually this can be answered by age, height-weight information, family history, and other simple questions. If actual testing is needed, tests for Insulin levels, c-peptide, or antibodies to insulin-producing cells can be checked. Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 2?

See Below: Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. That's why is very important to know how to spot type 2 diabetes symptoms. Most common symptoms are :increased thirst increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry), fatigue (weak, tired feeling), blurred vision headaches, loss of consciousness. Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

What are the symptoms of diabetes mellitus type 1?

Triad: Polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss despite polyphagia. High blood sugars cause excessive urination and resulting excessive thirst. As the body cannot use glucose properly, the children usually lose weight despite eating more. In complicated cases diabetic ketoacidosis and coma may result. Read more

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My diabetes mellitus type1 is chronicwhat should I do? Without insulin?

My diabetes mellitus type1 is chronicwhat should I do? Without insulin?

Discuss with your MD: Virtuallly every patient with type1 diabetes is insulin-dependent because of compromised ability to make insulin. If you are bogged down by the several injections you have to give yourself daily you can discuss other options like the Insulin pump with your doctor. Good luck! Read more

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Please help! What is the connection of diabetes mellitus in keratoplasty?

Please help! What is the connection of diabetes mellitus in keratoplasty?

DM and wound healing: Poorly controlled diabetes can adversely affect would healing. Diabetic patients who have undergone surgery must have close glucose monitoring and control to get the best results. This would be the connection of diabetes with keratoplasty, which is a surgical procedure. Read more

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