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Is It Alarming to Have Trace Albumin in Urine for Diabetics

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2014-06-28 10:03

Topics: Diabetic Nephropathy Diabetes

Details: I have had diabetes for 6 years, and results of my recent urinalysis shows I have trace albumin in urine. I want to detect whether it is alarming.

Expert Answer

From your description, we can preliminarily diagnose that your diabetes has attacked your kidneys. Diabetes is one type of metabolic disorder that can microvascular pathological changes all over the body, while kidneys are involved in diabetes easily. Albumin in urine is usually the first sign of diabetic kidney disease, called Diabetic Nephropathy. In this case, patients had better take medications timely to reduce albumin excretion in urine.

To prevent albumin and protein from leaking into urine, ACEi and ARBs are used commonly. These medicines can not only lower high blood pressure but also reduce albumin excretion and slow down the progress of diabetic kidney disease.

In addition to these medicines, some treatments that can help control blood sugar and repair damaged kidney cells are also needed. Tang Yikang (TYK) can help prompt the regeneration of damaged pancreatic cells and stabilize blood sugar. To protect kidneys from damage and repair impaired kidney cells, micro Chinese medicine therapy can help a lot. If you want to learn more about these treatments, you can consult the doctor online or leave a message to

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