Kidney Diseases in Diabetes

  title={Kidney Diseases in Diabetes},
  author={Robert G Nelson and William C. Knowler and David J. Pettitt and Peter H. Bennett},
The primary constituent of urinary protein in diabetic nephropathy is albumin. Consequently, quantification of urinary albumin excretion is central to any description of diabetic renal disease. Albumin excretion can be determined from timed urine collections, and 24hour, overnight, or even shorter collection periods are used. Measurement of the urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio in untimed urine specimens is a convenient alternative way to assess albumin excretion. Because of the relative… CONTINUE READING


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