From South Carolina, USA:
I am a 31 year old female with a 26 year history of IDDM, now on a pump. I am currently pregnant with my third child. My other two pregnancies were uneventful, with healthy outcomes for mom and babies. On a 24 hour urine during my first trimester, my microalbumin was elevated (155 with a normal of <20). Is this "normally abnormal" for pregnancy? Microalbumin just prior to conception was 4mg per 24 hours; no other complications ever.
Obstetricians usually do not get worried until there is more than 300 mg/day. However, in the face of diabetes even a small amount of protein could be significant. As long as your blood pressure is normal there is no additional treatment at this time. But it will be worthwhile to repeat the urine collection every trimester.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:08
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.