Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where there is increased blood sugar levels. It may be of type 1 or type 2. The early signs of diabetes include increased thirst, increased hunger and increased frequency of urination.

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Is albumin-creatinie ratio of 67:93 a high reading?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I have diabetes and hypertension. I am taking the following medicines. Telpres 40 twice a day, Zomelis 50 mg/1000 mg twice a day, and Etilaam S- 10 once in the night. Yesterday I did a microalbumin-creatinine ratio test which is 67:93. Is this ratio high? I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tarek Algamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. ACR (albumin to creatinine ratio) of 30-300 equals what is called microalbuminuria. It is an effect of diabetes on the kidney. Telmisartan is a good treatment for it. Good control of diabetes, and also good control of blood pressure (below 130/80 mmHg) are mandat...  Read Full »

There is no urine output in a diabetic patient. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My father-in-law is aged 77 years. He has diabetes and blood pressure. His creatinine level is between 3.6 and 3.8. Has high levels of albumin in the urine and high levels of urea (129). He is admitted to the hospital following less to nil urine output. They have placed a catheter and...  Read Full »


Dr. Tarek Algamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, unfortunately this is chronic kidney disease stage 4 to 5. May be the late stages of CKD is rapidly progressive especially in diabetics. If urine output has not been improved after treating the infection and achieving good water balance, I am afraid he might need ...  Read Full »

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