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Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Fred Harvey
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cure is a bad choice

Diabetes causes high blood glucose.
High glucose damages small blood vessels. The kidney is a filter made of a sieve of small blood vessels. When damaged they leak. Albumin is a protein that leaks from the damaged kidney. If the blood sugar is controlled and damage is healed, there will be less leakage of protein and thus less albuminuria. Cure no (it is not a disease). Improved function yes.

In brief: Cure is a bad choice

Diabetes causes high blood glucose.
High glucose damages small blood vessels. The kidney is a filter made of a sieve of small blood vessels. When damaged they leak. Albumin is a protein that leaks from the damaged kidney. If the blood sugar is controlled and damage is healed, there will be less leakage of protein and thus less albuminuria. Cure no (it is not a disease). Improved function yes.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Dr. Fred Harvey
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