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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sugar in Urine
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.
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.
Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University