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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
High microalbumin, urine
I am a non-insulin dependent diabetic. MY last BP was 123/69 and my fasting glucose is averaging 120. An A1C last week was 6.6. But my microalbumin was 72.4 at that time. Is a major "right now" concern? I have also been treated for prostate cancer 4 yrs ago, but I wouldn`t think there would be any connection
The microalbuminuria test should be confirmed by repeating it twice over the next 3 to 6 months. If it persists then it may be a marker of renal involvement with diabetes/hypertension. Also make sure that you are not taking any renal toxic meds. Also would advise renal function blood test (serum creatinine).
Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University