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    • #6543
      magic315
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      When would the urine of a normal individual contains glucose?

    • #62693
      Dr. Genius
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      Urine does not normally contain glucose. If the blood glucose level goes above a certain level, then some glucose ‘spills’ through the kidneys into the urine. A simple ‘dipstick’ test can detect glucose in a sample of urine. If you have glucose in your urine, you are likely to have diabetes.

      However, some people have kidneys that are more ‘leaky’, and glucose may leak into urine with a normal blood level. Therefore, if your urine contains any glucose you should have a blood test to measure the blood level of glucose to confirm, or rule out, diabetes.

    • #62700
      Poison
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      quote magic315:

      When would the urine of a normal individual contains glucose?

      never

    • #62835
      Condraz23
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      Sorry if this is slightly off-topic, but one day at school, one of our toilets had urine sprayed all over it and ants were crawling all over the urine. In my opinion, there must’ve been some sort of glucose in that stuff.

    • #62969
      Vibrio
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      That sounds like a logical thing. Unless they were attracted to something else the urine contained. What else does it contain that it would attract ants? anybody know? Good thinking, condraz23!!

    • #63009
      MrMistery
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      hmm.. well since ants use chemical sense as their primary sense, i would say it is possible that something in the urine atracted them, the same way it atracts sharks. but i have no idea of the exact chemical..

    • #63058
      Poison
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      it can be glucose. from a diabetic’s urine.

    • #63080
      MrMistery
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      maybe, though improbable. and not all ants are atracted to sugar..

    • #63116
      Vibrio
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      Could it have been the moisture?

    • #63118
      Oscerot
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      Actually, I’m doing this unit right now, yesterday in fact.

      Urine would contain glucose if the individuals blood sugar level is already at it’s threshold. This would make the membranes in the proximinal tubule basically "shut out" glucose reabsorbtion. If your blood contains all the sugar that you eat, then you’d basically die of sugar poisoning. =P

      Basically, you eat a few pounds of sugar a day, you’re going to be pissing out sugar.

    • #63119
      sachin
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      quote Vibrio:

      Could it have been the moisture?

      I dont think so because I ve observed this in Toilet to; then why Ants will go for urine when they have plenty of water there??????? 😮

    • #63125
      Oscerot
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      Ha! What a coincidence. While reading, I also found this; (note, this is a paraphrase of the text)

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      In 1889, two scientists called Mering and Minkowski of France removed teh pancreas of a dog. The dogs became fatigued. Ants started gathering around the dogs. What had caused the ants to gather? The scientists analyzed the urine of the sick dogs and found that it contained glucose, a sugar, while the urine of the healthy dogs did not. The ants were attracted to sugar.

      So, either the absence of insulin or profusely high blood sugar level will cause the excretion of glucose in the urine. [/quote]

    • #63142
      Vibrio
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      It must have been glucose then 😀

    • #63235
      Oscerot
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      quote Vibrio:

      It must have been glucose then 😀

      😆 Obviously.

    • #63337
      AstusAleator
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      So if ants ever start gathering around me, I’ll know I have diabetes. Very useful information here!

    • #63341
      sachin
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      quote AstusAleator:

      So if ants ever start gathering around me, I’ll know I have diabetes. Very useful information here!
      quote :

      In 1889, two scientists called Mering and Minkowski of France removed teh pancreas of a dog. The dogs became fatigued. Ants started gathering around the dogs. What had caused the ants to gather? The scientists analyzed the urine of the sick dogs and found that it contained glucose, a sugar, while the urine of the healthy dogs did not. The ants were attracted to sugar.

      Read again and, then tell me.. will ants gather around you for same purpose ❓ ….. 😯 …….lol……… 😆 😆

    • #63359
      Vibrio
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      Has anyone ever crawled into an ant hill by acciedent? I have…and I was climbing a bluff. I had nowhere wlse to go cause it was so high up and dangerous to jump down or do anything unless climb up. I got into an ant hill and with me having Insectaphobia, I was freaking out!! I had no other choice but to just let them crawl on me, cause I couldn’t run or make any quick movements. Well, I finally got to the top and brushed them off of me!!

      I know, I am an adventurous person.

    • #63361
      Oscerot
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      You should’ve dug a hole and urinated in it. 😆

    • #63595
      Baiji
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      Sorry, but what exactly is glucose? 🙁

      And the ants & and the dogs are weird! 😮

    • #63603
      destiny
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      To put it simply, glucose is a simple sugar.

      Check this out for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucose

      =)

    • #63604
      Baiji
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      Oh yeah, shows how easily I forget lol.

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