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A 47-year-old female asked:

What does albumin and creatine in the urine mean? albumin 1.5mg. creatine 76 mg. im diabetic 331 lipid, alk phos high, a1c 13.5

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Many health issues: An early sign of diabetic kidney damage is a "leak" of protein (albumin) into the urine, called the albumin/creat ratio. The values you give do not appear to be high, but you need to see your doctor, for this as well as other issues, including your very poor blood sugar control (A1C 13.5), which is damaging your kidneys, eyes, driving up your lipids and putting you at high risk of heart attack.
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Small amounts normal: Larger amounts show early kidney damage from Diabetes ask you PCP to Manage
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Last updated Jun 14, 2016

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