Protein in Diabetic’s Urine
The occurrence of albumin (a kind of protein) in urine is the earliest sign indicating damage in the kidneys. And such protein also means a lot in the progression of Diabetic Nephropathy. Now let’s get to know it in detail.
Meaning in diagnosis of Diabetic Nephropathy
Since albumin in urine means a lot in diagnosis of Diabetic Nephropathy, diabetics are suggested to do regular microalbumin examination. Once albumin is detected in urine, diabetics should take steps to treat kidney disease so as to prevent it from progressing to renal failure.
Meaning in prognosis of Diabetic Nephropathy
Apart from helping to detect Diabetic Nephropathy at early stage, protein in urine also has other important meanings. It serves as an indicator in progression of Diabetic Nephropathy.
Diabetic Nephropathy is divided into five stages in total.
◇ At the first two stages, diabetics have no protein in urine.
◇ At the 3rd stage, albumin can be detected in diabetic’s urine by microalbumin examination. At this stage, people have slight damage in the kidneys. Given proper treatment, it can be cured.
◇ At the 4th stage, much protein in urine can be found by routine urine test and kidney function begins to reduce. When the amount of protein increases to 3.5grams per day (or more than + + +), Diabetic Nephropathy starts to rapidly progress.
◇ At the 5th stage, most of kidney function has already been damaged. This stage is also known as renal failure. Some people may know little about renal failure. Actually, people at this stage have at most 20% kidney function. As kidney function reduces less than 15%, the doctor will advise dialysis and then kidney transplant.
After reading this passage, I think you have already known what you should do now. Yes, do the test to see if you have albumin in urine. If you have, take proper treatment as soon as possible. Know more about therapy for diabetes or Diabetic Nephropathy, please contact with [email protected]
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