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.

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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 more...

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...
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. 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...