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How can diabetes lead to microalbuminuria?

How can diabetes lead to microalbuminuria?

Kidney damage: Uncontrolled diabetes primarily affects the kidneys in that it causes damage to the gromerular membrane which serves as filter in the kidneys. Initial subtle damage results in increased permeability of the membrane, through which the finest Albumin particles known as microalbumin is expelled in the urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Microalbuminuria (Definition)

How much albumin, [usually in 'micro', tiny amounts], a protein normally circulating in blood stream, that leaks into urine because kidney is injured; usually to damage by high blood ...Read more


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Does hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Does hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Probably not: Diabetics are prone to experience episodes of hypoglycemia either due to medications or the somogyi effect. So it would be useful to check for diabetes if you have hypoglycemia. There is no good evidence to my knowledge that shows a causative role of hypoglycemia in the development of diabetes. More likely, an existing diabetic will get hypoglycemia, not the other way around. ...Read more

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Could hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Could hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Not usually: Gestational diabetes, obesity, family history of certain types of diabetes are stronger predictors of diabetes later on than episodes of low blood sugar. ...Read more

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Will too little sleep lead to diabetes?

Will too little sleep lead to diabetes?

Not related to sleep: Getting too little sleep does not cause diabetes. Type i diabetes is an autoimmune disease caused by one's immune system damaging the insulin-producing cells. Type 2 diabetes is the result of overusing the insulin-producing cells to process large amounts of dietary sugars & carbohydrates. If one is not sleeping but is staying up eating through the night, he theoretically could get type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Does too much sugar actually lead to diabetes?

Does too much sugar actually lead to diabetes?

Sugar Problems: Continuing deterioration of health to the point of loss of body functions. I know a man that was so bad (could not even walk), the doctors told him he had 3 months to live. On his own, he decided to give up soft drinks. That was 7 years ago and now he is healthy with no walking problems. ...Read more

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How can diabetes lead to so many other problems?

How can  diabetes lead to so many other problems?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a disease that affects many organs as well as the circulatory and nervous systems. As a diabetic, it is important to get your eyes and feet checked at least twice a year. Your heart and kidneys can be affected as well. It is common to get cramps in your legs and feet which is a sign of diminished circulation that leads to poor healing. Numbness and tingling is known as neuropathy. ...Read more

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How can overeating too much lead to diabetes?

How can overeating too much lead to diabetes?

Weight and diabetes: Weight gain (especially around the waist) causes Insulin resistance which significantly increases risk of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What kinds of things might lead to type 1 diabetes?

What kinds of things might lead to type 1 diabetes?

Autoimmune disease: Type ! is usually an autoimmune disease, which means that your body attacks and kills the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This usually happens in childhood and is not inherited. Adults can develop this as well but happens about 15 to 20 years after being diagnoses with type 2 (inherited) and it is usually because the pancreas no longer makes insulin. ...Read more

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Why does diabetes lead to a pain in the foot?

Why does diabetes lead to a pain in the foot?

Neuropathy: Sometimes presents as a painful condition and other times as a loss of sensation. It is a disease which can potentially mess up if you will the "electrical circuit" of the body. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol lead to diabetes?

Can drinking too much alcohol lead to diabetes?

Yes, sometimes: In very heavy drinkers, damage to the pancreas can occur (pancreatitis), which if it occurs many times can damage the ability of the pancreas to make both Insulin and digestive enzymes. The lack of Insulin can lead to a form of diabetes resembling juvenile or type 1 diabetes. In diabetics, alcohol worsens control in a number of ways, and is also a high calorie "food" - twice the calories of sugar. ...Read more

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Will blood pressure medicines lead to diabetes?

Will blood pressure medicines lead to diabetes?

Blood pressure: Some BP meds like hydrochlorothiazide can raise your blood sugar and if you are borderline diabetic, it can potentially make you a full blown diabetic. This is just for this class of medication. Other BP meds doesn't do this. ...Read more

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What can numbness in toes through diabetes lead to?

What can numbness in toes through diabetes lead to?

Well the numbness: Itself can bother people. The conan would be numbness of feet could cause poor balance and then one may fall. Or if you develope an infection or a bad callous but you don't feel it then it could potentially get worse. ...Read more

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How long for uncontrolled diabetes to lead to blindness?

How long for uncontrolled diabetes to lead to blindness?

Varies: Regular ophthalmology evaluations will help the screening process, please discuss with your doctor. Age, how many years a patient has diabetes, type of diabetes, genetics, and coexisting health problems play into the equation. ...Read more

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Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more