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How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Protein in urine
If you have diabetes, early diabetic nephropathy can be suspected if your doctor tests the urine for microalbumin, and then later for protein.
Usually no need to do a kidney biopsy especially if the retina of the eye also has diabetic changes.Your nephrologists determines this.

In brief: Protein in urine
If you have diabetes, early diabetic nephropathy can be suspected if your doctor tests the urine for microalbumin, and then later for protein.
Usually no need to do a kidney biopsy especially if the retina of the eye also has diabetic changes.Your nephrologists determines this.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Urine tests
For micro and macro amounts of Albumin in urine and blood tests of kidney function.

In brief: Urine tests
For micro and macro amounts of Albumin in urine and blood tests of kidney function.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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