Renal glycosuria

What is renal glycosuria?

Renal glycosuria is a rare condition in which glucose is excreted in the urine despite normal or low blood glucose levels. With normal kidney function, glucose is excreted in the urine only when there are abnormally elevated levels of glucose in the blood. However, in people with renal glycosuria, glucose is abnormally eliminated in the urine due to improper functioning of the renal tubules, which are the primary components of the filtering units of the kidneys. In most people with renal glycosuria, there are no apparent symptoms or serious effects. Rare cases of polyuria (increased urine output), enuresis (involuntary urination), and mild delays in growth and maturation during puberty have been reported. When renal glycosuria occurs as an isolated finding with otherwise normal kidney function, the condition is thought to be caused by mutations in the _SLC5A2 _gene. Treatment is not typically needed.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might renal glycosuria be treated?

In most affected individuals, no treatment is required. However, some individuals with renal glycosuria may develop diabetes mellitus. Therefore, appropriate testing should be conducted to rule out diabetes and to regularly monitor those with confirmed renal glycosuria.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY, 10016, United States
Phone: 212-889-2210 Toll Free: 800-622-9010 Fax : 212-689-9261 Email: info@kidney.org Url: https://www.kidney.org/
Name: American Association of Kidney Patients 3505 E. Frontage Rd., Suite 315
Tampa, FL, 33607-1796, United States
Phone: 813-636-8100 Toll Free: 800-749-2257 Fax : 813-636-8122 Email: info@aakp.org Url: http://www.aakp.org
Name: The Kidney Foundation of Canada 700-15 Gervais Drive Toronto Ontario M3C 1Y8
Canada
Phone: 416-445-0373 Toll Free: 800-387-4474 Fax : 416-445-7440 Email: kidney@kidney.on.ca Url: http://www.kidney.on.ca
Name: American Kidney Fund, Inc. 6110 Executive Boulevard Suite 1010
Rockville, MD, 20852, United States
Phone: 301-881-3052 Toll Free: 866-300-2900 Email: helpline@kidneyfund.org Url: http://www.kidneyfund.org
Rajendra Bhimma. Renal Glycosuria Medscape. 5/2/2015; Reference Link

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