CVD, kidney risk in youth with diabetes can be predicted with urinary albumin

11/6/2013 |

Undergoing a urine test to measure albumin levels may help identify adolescents with type 1 diabetes who are at risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease, a study in Diabetes Care indicated. Researchers examined 3,353 patients ages 10 to 16 and found those whose albumin levels were in the top 30% showed more signs of early heart and kidney problems than those with lower levels.

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