As discussed in section 22.214.171.124, glucose in plasma and urine can be determined in two ways, using an alkaline copper reagent or using glucose oxidase linked to a dyestuff. Both methods were used to determine urine glucose in six people:
A a person with hitherto undiagnosed diabetes mellitus (section 10.7); B a known diabetic patient, with poor glycaemic control, taking supplements of
500 mg of vitamin C per day; C a non-diabetic subject taking supplements of 500 mg of vitamin C per day; D a person with idiopathic pentosuria (excretion of five-carbon sugars in the urine); E a person with idiopathic pentosuria taking supplements of 500 mg of vitamin C per day;
F a non-diabetic subject taking no supplements.
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