Recommended screening in Diabetic teens with positive Microalbumin test - Dr. Pradeep Kumar T J
In young diabetic individual, we are most likely looking at Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes we are looking at absolute deficiency of insulin. These individuals tend to have multiorgan system involvement in the body. As part of this multiorgan system involvement, kidney is one of the organs that can get affected very early in the stage of the disease. Hence even if they have their blood sugar levels being normal, with higher levels of HbA1c levels with microalbumin which indicates that the kidney is losing proteins from the body, this is one of the early indicator of a kidney involvement. This has to be monitored on a daily basis. hence this can be a marker of a kidney disease as a first marker of kidney disease. Hence they need to be checking their kidney functions on a periodic basis, once in 6 months, though their other values can be normal.