Tests and Diagnosis of Diabetic Nephropathy

2018-5-5 11:49| Publisher: guanliyuan| Views: 51| Comments: 0

Description: Early stage Diabetic Nephropathy is relatively easy to control, but the problem is many diabetic do not know their kidneys are involved until their kidney problem develops to a severe condition. For t ...

Early stage Diabetic Nephropathy is relatively easy to control, but the problem is many diabetic do not know their kidneys are involved until their kidney problem develops to a severe condition. For this reason, a regular test is very essential for diabetics to have a close observation about their kidneys. To diagnose Diabetic Nephropathy, the following tests are suggested:

Blood test: Through blood test, diabetics can know well about their GFR(Glomerular Filtration Rate) which reflects how well the kidney function. In early stage of Diabetic Nephropathy, GFR becomes slightly higher than the normal range and when kidney function is impaired seriously, GFR decreases quickly. Also, with blood test, you can know your serum creatinine level which also helps to reflect how well the kidney is working.

Microalbumin urine test: When kidney is damaged, albumin will leak into urine. Microalbuminuria is the typical symptom of Diabetic Nephropathy. For patients with Diabetes, when there is detected with albumin in their urine, they should be alert about their kidney.

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