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Why do diabetics get glycosuria?

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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
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In brief: Renal Overload

Glycosuria (or glucose in the urine) is caused by the kidneys(proximal renal tubules) being unable to reabsorb all the filtered glucose.
Diabetes due to either Insulin resistance or lack of Insulin results in underutilization of glucose by your cells and hyperglycemia. Glycosuria usually occurs when blood glucose level exceeds 180 mg/dl.

In brief: Renal Overload

Glycosuria (or glucose in the urine) is caused by the kidneys(proximal renal tubules) being unable to reabsorb all the filtered glucose.
Diabetes due to either Insulin resistance or lack of Insulin results in underutilization of glucose by your cells and hyperglycemia. Glycosuria usually occurs when blood glucose level exceeds 180 mg/dl.
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Kidney normally ...

Reabsorbs blood sugar filtered by kidney but when sugar over ~220, blood sugar 'leaks out ' into urine- recognized as 'glycosuria'.

In brief: Kidney normally ...

Reabsorbs blood sugar filtered by kidney but when sugar over ~220, blood sugar 'leaks out ' into urine- recognized as 'glycosuria'.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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