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Kidney Diseases

Sugar in Urine

12/22/2009

Question:

Can consuming a concentrated amount of sugar at one time result in excess sugar showing up in a urine strip test?

E.G. eating all of a leftover bag of Easter jelly beans 48 hours before a routine physical exam - where you`re required to fast between midnight & whatever time they do the urine test.

Answer:

As a general rule, unless you are a diabetic, sugar should not appear in your urine, especially after an overnight fast. If it does, then further testing is necessary.

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Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University