Your answer: The glucose levels in the filtration system does not reach the threshold and there is more available transport protein than there are glucose. If the glucose levels in filtration reaches a certain level of glucose then the transport proteins becomes filled up with glucose and the additional glucose is secreted in urine. 3 A person with type I diabetes cannot make insulin in the pancreas, and a person with untreated type II diabetes does not respond to the insulin that is made in the pancreas. In either case, why would you expect to find glucose in the person's urine? Your answer: Type 1 diabetes cannot make insulin in the pancreas and has an elevated level of glucose in the blood. This leads to an increase level of glucose in the filtration system and glucose transport proteins threshold is completely fills up, making the excessive glucose being secreted in the urine. A person with diabetes type 2 does not respond to the insulin being made, making it glucose in the system, increasing the levels of glucose making more glucose being secreted. 4
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- Diabetes mellitus type 1, Diabetes mellitus type 2