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The most common cause of glycosuria is untreated diabetes mellitus. This disease raises plasma glucose levels far above normal, and beyond a certain threshold, the excess glucose is excreted by the kidneys, taking water with it and producing diuresis. The threshold varies somewhat from one individual to another, with values around 8.9 - 10 mmol/l (160 - 180 mg/dl). As a reference, the normal blood value of fasting glucose is around 3.9 - 5.8 mmol/l (70 - 105 mg/dl).
If the RTG is so low that even normal blood glucose levels produce the condition, it is referred to as renal glycosuria.
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