Symptoms of Glycosuria

The following features are indicative of Glycosuria:
  • excessive urination (polyuria)
  • excessive thirst (polydipsia)
  • starvation
  • dehydration
  • ketosis
It is possible that Glycosuria shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Glycosuria

The following are the most common causes of Glycosuria:
  • abnormal renal transport syndrome
  • elevated blood glucose level
  • untreated diabetes mellitus
  • Fanconi syndrome
  • genetic mutations of the gene GLYS1

Risk Factors for Glycosuria

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Glycosuria:
  • untreated diabetes mellitus

Prevention of Glycosuria

No, it is not possible to prevent Glycosuria.
  • genetic mutations of the gene GLYS1

Occurrence of Glycosuria

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Glycosuria cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Extremely rare less than 1000 cases

Common Age Group

Glycosuria most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 15-60 years

Common Gender

Glycosuria can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Glycosuria

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Glycosuria:
  • Urine glucose test: To confirm the presence of glucose in the urine

Doctor for Diagnosis of Glycosuria

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Glycosuria:
  • Endocrinologist

Complications of Glycosuria if untreated

Yes, Glycosuria causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Glycosuria is left untreated:
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • kidney disease
  • eye problems
  • dental disease
  • nerve damage
  • foot problems

Self-care for Glycosuria

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Glycosuria:
  • Encourage child to remain physically active: Lowers the risk of diabetes complications
  • Eat healthy foods: Helps in preventing type 2 diabetes in children

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Glycosuria

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Glycosuria:
  • Regular exercise: Improve the body's response to insulin and lowers excess body fat
  • Genetic counseling: To give information regarding genetic disorders

Patient Support for Treatment of Glycosuria

The following actions may help Glycosuria patients:
  • Join support group: Share frustrations and triumphs with people who understand them

Time for Treatment of Glycosuria

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Glycosuria to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Glycosuria.

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