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A 47-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens when you have proteinuria and type one diabetes?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Proteinuria: Proteinuria (p) is an ominous sign in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection done for a creatinine clearance and protein. Once the results are back, a treatment plan can start. Patients with p have a higher incidence of stroke, kidney failure and heart attacks related to the severity of their p. See a n for meds to reduce p.
Last updated Jun 18, 2013

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