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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. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Will too little sleep lead to diabetes?

Will too little sleep lead to diabetes?

Increases risk..: In the genetically susceptible patient- ie: has family history altered sleep/wake cycle alters the biologic clock- leads to peripheral Insulin resistance, increased sympathetic tone, both of which can increase risk of 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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Could hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

Could hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?

High insulin: The common denominator in these two conditions is high Insulin levels (almost always related to excess sugar and carb intake). Initially the high Insulin causes a reactive hypoglycemia, however over time, the chronically high Insulin levels lead to "insulin resistance". When your Insulin no longer works your blood sugars will rise and you develop diabetes. This is 100% preventable wi proper diet. ...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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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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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

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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