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Re: [IPk] Urine testing for kidney function

Thanks Melissa.  I have made an appointment for Monday to set my mind at 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melissa P. Ford" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Urine testing for kidney function

> Hi June,
> When I said I'd heard those comments, I meant I literally heard them at 
> conferences, during discussion periods...afraid I can't give you article 
> citations. Though perhaps I could find some links if I took more time to 
> look - I'll see what I can find in the next week or so and get back to 
> you.
> If you were to encounter resistance on asking for a 24-hour urine 
> collection test, you could try replying that it's very well known that the 
> health of the kidneys and the health of the eyes are often closely 
> correlated in diabetes, that you have had diabetes for many years and 
> about 30% of type 1s will experience kidney problems, and you want to be 
> sure that everything is in order. I should think that most doctors have 
> more difficulty getting patients to agree to do the test (patients who do 
> not understand the importance of it, mind) than they have a problem with 
> oversubscription!
> Melissa
> Type 1 13 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 2 years 5 months; 
> due for a 24-hour collection in October....
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "June Searle" <email @ redacted>
> Reply-To: email @ redacted
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Urine testing for kidney function
> Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 17:10:53 +0100
> I have heard some cutting edge doctors suggest that everyone who is 
> diagnosed with retinopathy have a 24-hour urine collection test once 
> yearly following the diagnosis of retinopathy.
> Hi Melissa
> Thanks for your information.  Can you quote any web addresses for these 
> cutting edge doctors' remarks.
> June .
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