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Old 10-21-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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kidney function?

hi everyone--

endo called and wants to put me on an ace inhibitor as he said i have persistent microalbuminuria... over the last 1.5 years my random urine creatinine/albumin ratio was 88, 199, 14, 5, 202, 154. the reference range is less than 30.

i am 24 and have had t1 diabetes for 3 years.... usually this test isn't done before 5 years! i am wondering if these results could be due to something other than diabetes. i have good control (all A1cs have been less than 7.5) and am athletic and eat healthy, low blood pressure, low cholesterol, etc. after the result of 199, the endo did a renal ultrasound and found nothing, and after the next 2 results of 14 and 5, he chalked it up to something transient and it wasnt mentioned again until the 2 recent tests. now he is fairly convinced it is due to diabetes... doesn't seem to make sense to me.

thoughts anyone? should i be getting other tests? could it be due to something else autoimmune? i also have hypothyroidism.

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Old 10-22-2008, 05:54 AM   #2
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Re: kidney function?

Hi Ava,
I don't know the answer to your question but you brought up auto immune and being new diagnosed t2 I also have elevated microalbuminuria and auto immune issues, Hashi's and RA. I was wondering for myself and maybe this applies to you that my many years of taking meds for my RA may have done something to my kidney function. It would be a great question to ask the endo. Wish sometimes when they tell you a result they would go more into the why. good luck and take care,

Old 10-22-2008, 06:21 PM   #3
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Hi Ava,

I am also having the same issues with being diagnosed with Proteinuria about a year ago. I was also sent to see a kidney doctor and had an ultra sound that came back normal. I go to my kidney doctor every three months and have many urine tests. Each time, I am leaking even more protein. At one time I had to stop taking a medication in the NSAID family. My doctor said these meds can cause kidney damage. I stopped that med for over 4 months and still kept leaking protein and the numbers did not come down. So my doctor said that med was not the cause. I also take and ace inhibitor to protect my kidneys. I also have good control over my diabetes as my last A1C was 6.2. I really have a difficult time just sitting back and waiting for something eventually to show why I am having this problem.

My last Random Prot+CreatU was 227.2 but my labs reference interval is 15.0 – 278.0. But the test that keeps coming back abnormal for me is the Total Protein Urine, which is 41.3 and the reference interval is 0.0 - 15.0. I do realize that my test result is not that high but it started off much lower and still increases.

I do wish you the best and hope that all is well with your kidneys.

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