Glucose is a simple sugar used as the primary energy source in the body's cells. Normally there is no glucose in the urine, or in very small quantities. Urinary glucose is detected with a strip: it is called glycosuria
. The presence of glucose in urine is caused by hyperglycemia
, elevated glucose levels in the blood where, when a glucose threshold is exceeded, the reabsorption capacity of the kidney
can no longer prevent the escape of a part of blood glucose. The urinary glucose can be a way of discovering diabetes
, or mark the existence of poorly controlled diabetes.
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Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 03:51 AM by Jeff.