What Does Creatinine 1.9 Indicate for a Diabetic

What is creatinine?

Creatinine is by-product of creatine from muscle. It is chiefly filtered by kidneys. When your kidneys are healthy, it is stable and at the normal levels. However, when your kidneys are damaged due to some factors, it can not filter the wastes and fluid from the blood. As a result, the wastes including creatinine will build up in the body. Normal results for creatinine levels generally range from 0.5-1.1 mg/dL for adult females, 0.6-1.2 mg/dL for adult males, 0.5-1.0 mg/dL for adolescents, and 0.3-0.7 mg/dL for children.

What does creatinine 1.9 means for a diabetic?

If your creatinine levels are a little higher than the normal levels, it means that 50% kidneys have been damaged. For a diabetic, kidney disease caused by high blood sugar is more serious that other types of kidney disease because diabetes kidney disease is likely to develop faster than other kidney diseases. People with diabetes kidney disease need dialysis earlier. When your kidneys are damaged, you may experience some symptoms including:

Protein in the urine( the early sign of kidney disease)

Edema around the eyelid or on the face


Loss of appetite

Nausea and vomiting


High blood pressure

Sleep problems

Once the creatinine levels are higher than normal, patients need to immediately see a doctor in case of end-stage renal failure. A special diet is needed for them. They do not eat salt because kidneys can not filter them. It can aggravate the kidney disease. You can consult a dietician to let him or her make out a meal plan which contains foods that are suitable to you.

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