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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. Robert Kent
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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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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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Can you tell me how diabetes mellitus could cause kidney failure?

Can you tell me how diabetes mellitus could cause kidney failure?

Process: It progressively worsens the kidneys. Starts out by ruining different filters, first more urine, then start peeing proteins called albumins. This stage is called 'microalbuminuria'. As diabetic nephropathy progresses, increasing numbers of glomeruli are destroyed. All this happens throughout the years. ...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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Can you tell me how nephrosclerosis lead to chronic kidney failure?

Can you tell me how nephrosclerosis lead to chronic kidney failure?

Kidney failure: The term hypertensive nephrosclerosis has traditionally been used to describe a clinical syndrome characterized by long-term essential hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, minimal proteinuria, and progressive renal insufficiency. All of these are signs of poorly treated hypertension. If BP is not well controlled, end stage organ damage, heart, kidney and brain damage will occur. ...Read more

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How can diabetes be prevented?

How can diabetes be prevented?

Reduce your risk: There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk to develop diabetes, so exercise & develop healthy habits to reduce ur risk. ...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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Can diabetes mellitus contribute to kidney damage?

Kidney damage: Yes, most definately! that's why it's important to keep your blood sugars under control. Two common reasons for kidney dialysis are uncontrolled high blood pressure and uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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How can glycosuria be prevented?

How can glycosuria be prevented?

Insulin if Diabetic: Glysosuria means glucose or sugar in the urine. Most common cause is diabetes. Primary diabetes can probably not be prevented and is due to insufficient or no Insulin production by the pancreas or production of Insulin antibodies. Secondary diabetes is most commonly caused by obesity, so avoid getting overweight. Glcosuria can occur normally in pregancy. Control hyerthyroidism and avoid xs alcohol. ...Read more

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How can diabetes be controlled?

How can diabetes be controlled?

Diet, exercise, meds: Diabetes can be controlled, with portion control/healthy eating, regular exercise and weight loss and medications as indicated and prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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How can hyperglycemia be prevented?

How can hyperglycemia be prevented?

Take your medication: If you have diabetes the best way to maintain normal blood sugars is to take your medications as prescribed. Following a prescribed diet regimen and engaging in regular exercise are also helpful. If you do not have diabetes, then keeping your body weight normal for your age and maintaining an active lifestyle with a healthy diet can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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How can you prevent diabetes?

Diet & exercise: Sometimes you can't. If someone in your immediate family has diabetes, you are at high risk to develop it. You can help to prevent it by maintaining a healthy wieght (bmi < 25), exercising 30 minutes a day and eating a healthy diet (45 grams of carbohydrates max per meal). ...Read more

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How can diabetes damage the kidneys?

How can diabetes damage the kidneys?

High glucose: Diabetes hurts the blood vessels due to by products of high glucose. The first vessels to get affected are micro vessels. All organs in body have micro vessels. The organs that rely on micro vessels for function are kidneys, eyes, heart, nerves. This is why these organs are hurt by by diabetes. ...Read more

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How does stress lead to hypertension?

How does stress lead to hypertension?

Unknown: Although stress may lead to the release of some hormones that may cause elevation of blood pressure like adrenaline. The exact link has not been proven and the definition of stress most of the time is relatively subjective and not well measured. ...Read more

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Can stress leads to diabetes?

Can stress leads to diabetes?

Stress may not: Cause diabetes mellitus but it can certainly contribute to it. ...Read more

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Can cardiovascular disease lead to diabetes?

Can cardiovascular disease lead to diabetes?

It can seem that way: Many people with cardiovascular disease may have diabetes or prediabetes that is only recognized after they have heart problems. In actuality, though, the glucose metabolism was abnormal for some time before the heart disease was discovered, and changes associated with the sugar abnormalities including high blood pressure & high cholesterol likely contributed to the heart disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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