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How is diabetic kidney disease diagnosed?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Lab tests

Urine should be checked for protein once a year with a test for microscopic levels of Albumin (often called micro-albumin).
Blood should be checked for BUN (blood urea nitrogen) to measure the levels of nitrogen-containing waste levels. Higher levels mean the kidney is not as efficient as it should be. A calculated value called egfr reflects the kidneys' ability to remove waste products.

In brief: Lab tests

Urine should be checked for protein once a year with a test for microscopic levels of Albumin (often called micro-albumin).
Blood should be checked for BUN (blood urea nitrogen) to measure the levels of nitrogen-containing waste levels. Higher levels mean the kidney is not as efficient as it should be. A calculated value called egfr reflects the kidneys' ability to remove waste products.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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In brief: Diabetic kidney

Definitive diagnosis is by kidney biopsy.

In brief: Diabetic kidney

Definitive diagnosis is by kidney biopsy.
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
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