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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


Dr. Jack Rubin
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Diabetic Nephropathy (Definition)

Diabetic nephropathy is a condition where the chronic high blood glucose of a diabetic damages the small vessels of the kidney, causing the kidney to leak protein into the urine. There are often no symptoms until ...Read more