Choo-Kang, Eric G.; Reid, Harvey L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Microalbuminuria in diabetes mellitus.
The International Journal of Medicine
Date of Publication
Diabetes Mellitus is a common condition worldwide. One of the complications is Diabetic Nephropathy which is detected in its early stage by the presence of Microalbuminuria. Microalbumin was determined on random urine specimens by an immunoassay method on 258 patients attending the Diabetic outpatients clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Overall, there were 173 (67.05%) patients with nephropathy. Of these, 150 (58.14%) had microalbuminuria and 23(8.91%) had macroalbiminuria. In the 68 patients with Type 1 diabetes 52(76.47%) had nephropathy - 41(60.29%) with microalbuminuria and 11(16.18%) with macroalbuminuria. In the 190 patients with Type 2 diabetes 121(63.68%) had nephropathy – 109(57.37%) with microalbuminuria and 12(6.32%) with macroalbuminuria. In all groups over 70% had elevated Glycosylated Haemoglobin(HbA1c). This emphasises the need for proper control of the diabetes.....