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Glycohemoglobin and Risk of Microalbuminuria

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with diabetes mellitus for the risk of developing microalbuminuria.

Specialty:

Endocrinology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests

ICD-10:

R73.9, N08.3, N06

Description:

A patient with diabetes mellitus is at risk for diabetic nephropathy, which may present with microalbuminuria. Krolewski et al identified the risk for microalbuminuria in a patient with diabetes mellitus based on level of glycosylated hemoglobin and duration of disease. This can help educate the diabetic on the importance of good glucose control.

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