From Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England:
My 15 year old daughter was diagnosed when she was 6. For at least the past two years she has had proteinuria. She has low blood pressure and I am told her eyes are fine. My endocrinologist says some teenagers have protein in their urine and it is not diabetes related. Should I be worried? Could this the first sign of kidney involvement?
Persistent proteinuria (either microalbumin or macroalbuminuria) in a adolescent with long-standing type 1 diabetes should always be treated, with a low protein diet as well as low dose ACE-inhibitors [medications that reduce the urinary loss of protein], even if blood pressure and eye examination are normal, if other causes of protein in the urine have been excluded (a nephrologist [kidney specialist] can be of great help here).
Original posting 17 Jul 1999
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:04
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