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How are renal glycosuria and diabetes different?
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
In brief: Whole body vs part
Renal glycosuria only refers to spilling excess sugar from the kidneys into the urine, while diabetes mellitus could be a number of subtypes, and refers to either a partial or total lack of Insulin production, and resistance by the cells of the body to the insulin.
There are other parts as well, but this is the main explanation.

In brief: Whole body vs part
Renal glycosuria only refers to spilling excess sugar from the kidneys into the urine, while diabetes mellitus could be a number of subtypes, and refers to either a partial or total lack of Insulin production, and resistance by the cells of the body to the insulin.
There are other parts as well, but this is the main explanation.
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu
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