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How is glycosuria related to diabetes mellitus?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Usually the glucose only appears in the urine if the blood glucose is over 200. Some people do "spill" glucose in the urine at lower levels.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology

In brief: High blood glucose

Excess blood glucose ends up in urine.

In brief: High blood glucose

Excess blood glucose ends up in urine.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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