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How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

Protein in urine: If you have diabetes, early diabetic nephropathy can be suspected if your doctor tests the urine for microalbumin, and then later for protein.Usually no need to do a kidney biopsy especially if the retina of the eye also has diabetic changes.Your nephrologists determines this. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What are the tests for diabetic nephropathy?

What are the tests for diabetic nephropathy?

Urine tests: Urinalysis, urine Albumin to creatinine ratio, blood biochemistry, serum creatinine with GFR estimation, kidney ultrasound . Tests to consider- 24 hour urine collection, ct abdomen, magnetic resonance angiography , doppler ultrasound and kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic nephropathy?

What are the symptoms of diabetic nephropathy?

Edema: Diabetic nephropathy causes glomerular damage and leakage of proteins in the urine. If left untreated it may progress to generalized edema, and renal failure with symptoms of weakness, anemia, high blood pressure and heart disease. ...Read more

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Do CKD + dm = diabetic nephropathy?

Do CKD + dm = diabetic nephropathy?

CKD + DM: The answer to your question is "Yes". Diabetes is the leading cause of renal failure in the US. There are 6 stages of chronic kidney disease, with stage being that of patients on dialysis. So a diabetic, depending on the duration of diabetes, the control of blood pressure and glucose, can be in any one of stages 1-5. ...Read more

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How do CKD and dm relate to diabetic nephropathy?

How do CKD and dm relate to diabetic nephropathy?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes (d) affects the kidney and can cause them to fail. The kidney disease caused by d is called "diabetic nephropathy" (dn). Before going into renal failure, those with diabetic nephropathy can go into various stages of ckd. Treatment of blood pressure elevations, proteinuria and blood glucose levels can lead to slowing of kidney failure due to dn. ...Read more

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What is the best indicator of having diabetic nephropathy?

Protein in the urine: Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease caused by long-standing diabetes. The best indicator that diabetic nephropathy is developing is the amount of urine protein. Normally there is none, or tiny amounts of protein found. In diabetic nephropathy there will be more and more protein spilled into the urine. That's why doctors monitor urine protein, along with blood tests for kidney function. ...Read more

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Why is glucose excreted through your urine in diabetic nephropathy?

Why is glucose excreted through your urine in diabetic nephropathy?

Sugar in the urine: When your blood sugar is too high, your kidneys, which filter your blood, are not able to hold onto all the glucose and it spills over into the urine. ...Read more

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Which drug is most effective and safe for treating proteinuria in someone with diabetic nephropathy?

Many options: There are many drugs that can be safe and typically lay in two classes of blood pressure medicine which are called: angiotensin receptor blockers, ace-inhibitors and possibly renin inhibitors (newer class). ...Read more

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In a nutshell, what is diabetic nephropathy?

See below: Diabetic nephropathy as the name suggests is a "disease" of the kidney in diabetics with appearance of protein in the urine and slow deterioration of kidney function . Not all patients with diabetes get nephropathy . Seek advice from a nephrologist a kidney biopsy is not always necessary but the microscopic appearance is very typical. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is diabetic nephropathy?

Hurt kidneys: High sugars as well as high blood pressure can damage your kidneys over time. Our kidneys filter and process things. When they're hurt, they don't filter as well, and can leak protein into your urine. We check how well your kidneys are working by [1] blood test [2] urine test for microalbumin. Not everyone with diabetes gets kidney problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Diabetic nephropathy?

What is the definition or description of: Diabetic nephropathy?

It is...: a progressive damaging effects to capillaries in/near glomeruli leading to local inflammatory change and scarring with subsequent malfunction in filtering the blood for reabsorbing useful blood components and excreting the unwanted metabolic wastes, which exact causes are still unclear, though, long-term high blood sugar is the culprit. This is usually a slow process of >5-15 years. ...Read more

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Can a hit to the kidney area cause diabetic nephropathy to accelerate?

Can a hit to the kidney area cause diabetic nephropathy to accelerate?

Not blunt trauma: A physical hit to the kidney, such as during contact sports should not worsen kidney disease due to diabetes. Diabetic nephropathy is accelerated most frequently by poor diabetes control and uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

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Can diabetic nephropathy cause a miscarriage?

Can diabetic nephropathy cause a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: I have not heard not read studies regarding this. I would discuss with your primary or obgyn. ...Read more

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Can enzyme supplementation aid in managing diabetic nephropathy?

Not that I know of: No management showed promise in managing diabetic nephropathy besides control of diabetes, hypertension, cholest &meds i.e. Ace/arb. Avoiding concurrent insult to the kidneys is paramount. In laboratory rates a ketogenic diet actually showed great promise however it is not tolerated or recommended in human diabetics. It further stresses the benefit of strict carbohydrate and diabetes control, though. ...Read more

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Do adenosine receptors offer new therapeutic options for diabetic nephropathy?

Do adenosine receptors offer new therapeutic options for diabetic nephropathy?

Yes: Yes recent advances in understanding the relationship between Adenosine metabolism sakowicz-burkiewicz m, pawelczyk t (2011) j physiol pharmacol. 62 (5), 505-12. ...Read more

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When should the daily dose of atenolol be reduced in patients with diabetic nephropathy?

When should the daily dose of atenolol be  reduced in patients with diabetic nephropathy?

As advised: There is no set rule for decreasing the dose of atenolol. It is for blood pressure so if blood pressure is too low then it would be reduced. This does not have anything to do with diabetic neuropathy. You should only decrease atenolol as advised by your doctor. ...Read more

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What symptoms usually go along with diabetic nephropathy?

Usually none: This term generally refers to excessive amount of protein leaking out into the urine. It is detected by urine tests, in combination with blood testing. In severe cases, in part, you may have edema (swelling). ...Read more

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What is a good diet for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

What is a good diet for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

See below: Blood sugar control is extremely important it is important to maintain a Albumin level in the normal range and i generally do not recommend severe protein restriction for that reason. Have a moderate restriction only if Albumin levels are normal maintain LDL cholesterol less than 70 if you have leg swelling or high blood pressure you will need to restrict salt and fluid intake as well. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to follow for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

What is a good diet to follow for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

Control diabetes: This takes first priority. So the diet is a strict diabetes diet. Also, if not in an early stage in the nephropathy, protein restriction would be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin
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Diabetic Nephropathy (Definition)

a progressive damaging effects to capillaries in/near glomeruli leading to local inflammatory change and scarring with subsequent malfunction in filtering the blood for reabsorbing useful blood components and excreting the unwanted metabolic wastes, which exact causes are still unclear, though, long-term high blood sugar is the culprit. This is usually a slow ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more