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Diabetes mellitus and Glycosuria???

Postby biocupid » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:16 am

Can anyone tell me what are the differences between both of them? Or are they just the same :roll:
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Postby dark_angel » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:10 am

Glycosuria is one of the symptoms in case of Diabetes. Diabetes refers to the whole condition caused by insufficient insuline secretion (or the secretion of inactive insuline).
The symptomes are:
-polyuria - excretion of huge amounts of urine
-polydipsia - excessive thirst
-polyphagia - excessive hunger
-glycosuria - excretion of glucose i the urine. Normally, if the blood sugar levels are normal, in the urine we cannot find glucose. Glycosuria appears when the concentration of glucose in the blood is too big and it is necesary to eliminate it somehow., so it appears in urine.
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Postby Tan Tze Chein » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:03 am

Gycosuria is the pressence of glucose in the urea....but the cause of this symptom is the hypoglycaemia which is the lack of glucose in the body and causes the cells and the brain thrist of glucose.This is because glucose is the main respiration substract for cells and the only respiration substract for brain. Can dark_angel give me the relationship between diabetes and glycosuria?
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Postby dark_angel » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:13 pm

Well, in diabetes the lack of insulin leads to a high glucose concentration in the blood. Thus, excessive glucose is eliminated through urine.
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Postby Darby » Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:59 pm

Glucose is never treated as a waste material - what happens is that the pumps that return glucose to the blood in kidney tubules (it goes through the filters and has to be reabsorbed) are overwhelmed if there is too much, and they can't get it all back.

It's absolutely amazing how much misinformation there is about the basic details of diabetes.
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Postby dark_angel » Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:26 pm

This is something I didn`t know. Thanks!
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Postby Revenged » Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:51 pm

Tan Tze Chein wrote:Gycosuria is the pressence of glucose in the urea....but the cause of this symptom is the hypoglycaemia which is the lack of glucose in the body and causes the cells and the brain thrist of glucose.This is because glucose is the main respiration substract for cells and the only respiration substract for brain. Can dark_angel give me the relationship between diabetes and glycosuria?


the presence of glucose in the urine is a result of hyperglycaemia - not hypoglycaemia!...
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