Detection occurring due to a double oxidative reaction of the glucose with glucose oxidase on the dipstick is specific for glucose and does not occur with any other sugars. Patients with a positive glucose dipstick should be investigated for diabetes mellitus.
• Glucosuria should not be present in the normal healthy adult
• A positive dipstick suggests that the renal tubular reabsorption threshold has been exceeded. This corresponds to a serum glucose level of about 18 mg/L
• Nevertheless, the degree of glucosuria correlates poorly with hyperglycemia
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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...