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What is the difference between diabetes and glycosuria?

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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Emily Lu
Emily Lu
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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