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Why do patients with diabetes mellitus often develop albuminuria?

Why do patients with diabetes mellitus often develop albuminuria?

Kidney disease.: People with long-standing diabetes can develop nephropathy, or kidney disease. When the kidneys are functioning properly, there is only tiny amount of a protein called Albumin found in the urine. As the kidney filtering fails in diabetic nephropathy, there will be more and more protein spilled into the urine, causing albuminuria (high amounts of Albumin 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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Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

Maybe, maybe not: Curable is probably the wrong word, as albuminuria is not a disease. It's a sign that the kidneys are not filtering properly. You can reduce the amount of Albumin that your kidneys spill into your urine by taking a medicine called an ace inhibitor or an arb. The dose may need to be titrated up to get your blood pressure down and to reduce the albuminuria. This helps to protect the kidneys. ...Read more

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How often should a person with diabetes be checked for albuminuria?

How often should a person with diabetes be checked for albuminuria?

Depends: For uncontrolled blood glucose, albuminuria or mau is a marker for kidney damage. Really depends on the individual as frequency is based on blood glucose. ...Read more

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What causes uncontrolled urination in elders ? P.S the patient has diabetes

What causes uncontrolled urination in elders ? P.S the patient has diabetes

Diabetes: Poorly controlled diabetes can affect nerves to the bladder. Patients have trouble urinating and emptying their bladder completely. This causes frequent urination. ...Read more

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Which medical tests should diabetes patients have ?

Which medical tests should diabetes patients have ?

Multiple: For full information talk w/your doctor and visit diabetes.Org (the american diabetes association website). ...Read more

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How is diabetes treated and managed in newly diagnosed patients?

How is diabetes treated and managed in newly diagnosed patients?

Lifestyle changes: For type 2 diabetes mellitus (the most common kind), first steps in treatment center on learning about diabetes, and making changes to the diet and adding in regular exercise. Medications are sometimes needed from the outset and that depends on the clinical situation. Keep in mind that by the time diabetes is diagnosed, many times there are already complications from it, so don't wait! ...Read more

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Can a diabetes patient consume milk ..

Can a diabetes patient consume milk ..

Yes: within reason and as part of an approved ADA diet plan. ...Read more

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What fruits are to be avoided by diabetes patients?

What fruits are to be avoided by diabetes patients?

High glycemic: High glycemic fruits should be avoided since they can spike your blood sugar. These are tropical fruits such as pineapples, mangos, papayas and melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew). ...Read more

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For a diabetes patient, is 150/80 a normal BP level?

For a diabetes patient, is 150/80 a normal BP level?

Lower is preferred: less than 140/90 is preferred and ideally it should be less than 120/80. ...Read more

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