Re: [IPp] Protein in Urine
That's the first time I have understood the protein picture with T1 kids.
My hubby had renal failure and I get uneasy around the issues for Grace.
Mum to Grace 6yrs pumping Oct 04
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carla J McGeorge" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>; <email @ redacted>
Sent: 24 September 2005 01:49
Subject: [IPp] Protein in Urine
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> Cheryl wrote:
> Ok, I posted yesterday about Stephanie having some in her urine. All
> did was simple tests in March and in June. They are "borderline" high, I
> don't have the numbers in front of me as the Dr. didn't give it to me.
> Someone on the teens list suggested that I get a more in depth test first
> before putting her on the blood pressure pills. She also suggested that
> caffeine can also play a factor in this, is there any other way to test
> see exactly what the problem is?? Perhaps this isn't Diabetes related.
> found one question on the CWD site and the Dr.'s response was he had a
> time believing a young person would have kidney problems, this is my ray
> light. Stephanie is scared that something is wrong with her. I will be
> talking to her Dr. later on today to find out more. I didn't really
> of questions until we got home and the information sunk in.
> Mom to Stephanie, age 14, dx'd @ 4
> pumping/COZMO since Aug. 2003
> I wish I had seen your message earlier... and I can't find where you
> posted yesterday about this, so I don't know what info you included
> there. (feel free to email me privately if you are having to repeat
> Before I get into our situation too much, I'm going to give some general
> information for those of you that do not know about microalbumin. It is
> my understanding that if your child has had diabetes for more than 5 yrs,
> they should have a microalbumin test done annually. Microalbumin is a
> simple urine test that screens for protein (albumin) leakage in your
> urine. A microalbumin/creatine ratio of anything below <30 is considered
> normal. My son's has been as high as 67.3.
> Our last lab results states as follows:
> "Because of the variability in urinary albumin (protein) excretion, the
> ADA recommends that 2 or 3 specimens collected within a 3 to 6 month
> period should be abnormal before designating the patient as having
> microalbuminuria. (which Cam has...)
> Excercise within 24 hrs, infection, fever, hyperglycemia and hypertension
> may elevate albumin excretion over baseline values."
> That said, Cameron had kidney cancer when he was 3 and developed high
> blood pressure as a result. A year later, he developed type 1(?)
> diabetes. Because of his history, the doctors keep a close eye on his
> kidney function and has been on high blood pressure meds for 4 yrs. He
> had 3 high microalbumin/creatine tests before his renal dr decided to
> increase his meds. These were overnight urine collections and every one
> of them were in the 50's and 60's. His renal dr prefers a first urine
> collection over a 24 hr collection because of the activity level. After
> the increase in Cameron's bp meds and a better A1C, Cameron's
> microalbumin is almost normal.
> I would be very interested in knowing what Stephanie's levels are. If her
> urine tests were random, during the tests, I don't think I'd take it very
> serious. I'm not a dr, but I would suggest first thing in the morning
> urine tests and seeing a renal dr before starting her on bp meds. Please
> email if you have questions.
> Good luck and please keep me up to date.
> Carla ~
> mom to Cameron age 7 ~ pumping Animas IR1200 (aka"Hot Shot") since July
> 1, 2004
> dx'd-w/cancer 6/2001, dx'd- HBP 12/2001, dx'd - T1D 11/2002
> Cameron's website: www.caringbridge.org/mo/cameron/
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