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can a urine micro albumin 14mg/l show a slight damage to kidney for a diabetes type 1?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
No: Albumin level in urine < 30 mg/dl is considered normal and can be present in normal individuals. Albumin level of more than 30 mg/dl is an early sign of diabetic kidney damage. Annual Albumin level in urine is recommended in patients with diabetes.
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Normal: Urine microalbumin concentrations of less than 20 mg/l are considered normal.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

I had gestational diabetes while I was and had to take insulin. Now my baby is 6weeks old and the diabetes is gone. I'm just wondering if there is higher riskfor my baby to be diabetic later on in life?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Not directly: The diabetes of pregnancy is closest to the Insulin resistant or type 2 diabetes which is something all of us can get under some circumstances. You are at risk for a return of type 2 later & things like an active lifestyle & maintaining a healthy weight tend to reduce your risk. I wouldn't be concerned about childhood diabetes which is a very different process.

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