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.
No. Sugar in the blood usually does not "spill over" into the urine until the blood sugar is over 160mg/dl. This does vary from person to person.

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How is glycosuria related to diabetes mellitus?

High blood sugar cau. Ordinarily urine has no sugar as kidneys are capable of reabsorping all the filtered glucose.If blood sugar is higher than normal like in diabetes it can not reabsorp all the filtered glucose and sugar spills in the urine rarely glycosurea can be caused by problem in glucose reabsorption and it is called renal glycosurea. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
Usually the same. There are rare genetic defects in kidney that puts glucose in urine and no diabetes and a new drug for diabetes that will put glucose in urine to treat diabetes will add to confusion! Read more...

What is the likelihood that glycosuria would occur in the absence of diabetes? Will glycosuria cause kidney damage? Would a UTI cause glycosuria?

Renal glycosuria. Mild damage to the proximal tubule is quite common and if the blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c are okay, it's "renal glycosuria". Some lucky folks have this genetically and can eat more without getting fat. Or it can warn of Wilson's, medication allergy or some other very worrisome thing. Truth be told, a workup's in order. Read more...
Unusual. Glycosuria is almost always caused by elevated blood glucose levels, usually due to untreated diabetes. Other causes include pregnancy, liver disease, kidney filtration problems, & benign glycosuria which occurs without significant disease. It is not common in UTI. I don't believe glucose in the urine causes kidney disease; kidneys damaged by disease (diabetes,etc) will not reabsorb sugar properly. Read more...
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...

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...