Proteinuria (Protein in Urine) and Diabetes Kidney Disease (Diabetic Nephropathy)-Diabetes Mellitus

For normal people, the amount of protein in urine is less than 300mg/24h. Young people may have a little more protein in urine somtimes, but the amount is no more than 300mg/24h. When the amount of protein in urine is more than 300mg/24h, we call this kind of urine proteinuria (protein in urine).

The causes of protein in urine of Diabetics

1. Strenuous exercise could lead to proteinuria (protein in urine). Protein in urine could disappear later.

2. Protein may present in urine in diabetes if there is urine tract infection. Protein in urine is not caused by kidney diseases and it can disappear later after the infection is cured.

3. If you have ruled out above two causes of protein in urine, the presence of proteinuria (protein in urine) is due to that Diabetes is associated with glomerulosclerosis. In another word, it is Diabetes Kidney Disease (Diabetic Nephropathy)

Diabetes Kidney Disease (Diabetic Nephropathy)

Diabetes Kidney Disease is one of the most common complications of Diabetes. Mainly it refers to Diabetes associated with glomerulosclerosis. Glomerular has lesions. Damage of blood vessels is the main cause of the lesions. In early stage of Diabetes Kidney Disease, kidney may become larger. Blood pressure could be normal or a little higher. GFR increases and later there will be microalbuminuria in urine. If the disease develops, persistent protein in urine, edema, high blood pressure and decreasing of GFR will present. Then Renal Failure even End-Stage Kidney Disease which threatens one’s life may present.

A symptom of Diabetes Kidney Disease-proteinuria

Proteinuria is one of the symptoms of Diabetes Kidney Disease. The volume of protein in urine is closely related to damages of kidney. In addition, it is also a very important index that could tell the development of Diabetes Kidney Disease.

Once proteinuria presents in diabetics, it should be paid more attention to. This is due to the fact that the complication of Diabetes- Diabetes Kidney Disease may have presented. Finding and treating Diabetes Kidney Disease early is suggested. Early treatment of Diabetes Kidney Disease could even reverse kidney diseases of Diabetes.

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