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Is glycosuria a kidney disease?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Glycosuria ie sugar in urine points to high blood sugar probably from diabetes.
High sugar spills over from the blood into the urine, and does not mean kidney disease .However some persons with diabetes can develop kidney disease or diabetic nephropathy as it is called from having diabetes.

In brief: Not usually

Glycosuria ie sugar in urine points to high blood sugar probably from diabetes.
High sugar spills over from the blood into the urine, and does not mean kidney disease .However some persons with diabetes can develop kidney disease or diabetic nephropathy as it is called from having diabetes.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Means sugar in urine

Sugar is present in urine when glucose or sugar level in blood is higher than the kidney threshold to retain glucose.
Usually associated with diabetes and sign that diabetes isn't under control. Renal glycosuria is an uncommon & inherited condition where glucose escapes from the kidneys in presence of normal blood sugar levels. Glycosuria occurs in premature babies until their kidneys mature.

In brief: Means sugar in urine

Sugar is present in urine when glucose or sugar level in blood is higher than the kidney threshold to retain glucose.
Usually associated with diabetes and sign that diabetes isn't under control. Renal glycosuria is an uncommon & inherited condition where glucose escapes from the kidneys in presence of normal blood sugar levels. Glycosuria occurs in premature babies until their kidneys mature.
Dr. George Klauber
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