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Is cozaar a first line treatment for kidney protection for a diabetic starting to collect protein in urine...gfr 56 a1c 6.2 ...58 years old?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Need ARB or ACE: Need either arb or ace to stop leakage of protein from the nephrons of kidney which are the smallest unit of kidneys. Your gfr is below the normal which is abnormal. Your a1c appears to be normal. Dehydration needs to be ruled out which can cause low gfr since your a1c is normal. If there is true decline in gfr from diabetes you need to take arb or ace inhibitor to protect further kidney damage.

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Last updated Jan 25, 2019

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