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RE: [IP] micro-albumin test



Hi Joni,
I have also the same concerns. I have had this test every 6 months for 10
years and have had no problems until last week when I had a reading of 23
( lab normal is less than 10 at my lab ). But my endo says the same as yours
that this test often returns a false positive for problems. I will be doing
this test twice in the coming week ( overnight collections at the start of
the week and at the end). Hopefully I will have better news the week after
when the results come in. i believe there is medication that can help in
this situation but that of course will wait on results. Have a vague memory
of people on this list talking about ACE or ARB in connection with this. Not
much help of course but perhaps someone else can comment.
Kim

P.S. My last 4 HbA1C's have been between 6.2 and 6.6


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Joni Hill
Sent: Thursday, 3 July 2003 8:00 AM
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Subject: [IP] micro-albumin test


I just had my 3 month A1C test and it's doen from 8.2 to 7.9 in only 3
months!!!  So, I am making progress slowly.  What I am really writing
about is the other test that I took while I was there, a microalbumin
urine test.  It checks for proteins in your urine from the kidneys, I
think?  Well, I got my results back and normal is under 30, mine was 61.
 I freaked out of course, but my endo said that my last albumin test was
0, so we would recheck it in 2 months.  Being sick or exercising very
rigorously can cause it to spike.  I was sick.  But I'm still worried
about it.  Does anyone have any more info?
Joni
Dx'd 2/00, Paradigm
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