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A 37-year-old member asked:

They say albumin is indicative of diabetes, but my glucose level is fine. so what does the high albumin mean?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Albuminuria: Albumin is a very abundant blood protein that we all have. One of the complications of diabetes is kidney disease, and an early sign of diabetic kidney disease is spilling albumin into the urine (normally there is very little albumin in the urine). The blood albumin level is not affected by diabetes unless there is severe kidney disease with a lot of albumin spillage.
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A 58-year-old female asked:

My glucose level is 134 is that bad and does it mean I have diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: If this was after meals, then it's normal. If fasting, then it's in the diabetes range. Normal bs is <100 fasting, <140 2 hrs after meals. You need a real blood test to diagnose diabetes. The glucometer is not accurate enough so it's used for monitoring only.
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