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Title: Proteinuria and enzymuria in non-insulin-dependent diabetics
Authors: Koh, K.T.C.
Chia, K.S. 
Tan, C.
Keywords: α-Microglobulin
Retinol-binding protein
Issue Date: Jun-1993
Citation: Koh, K.T.C.,Chia, K.S.,Tan, C. (1993-06). Proteinuria and enzymuria in non-insulin-dependent diabetics. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 20 (3) : 215-221. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Urine albumin, α1- and β2-microglobulins, retinol-binding protein (RBP) and N-acetyl-β-d-glucosaminidase (NAG) were measured in early morning urine samples from 99 non-insulin-dependent diabetic (NIDDM) patients receiving ambulatory care at a primary health care polyclinic. Elevated NAG levels were found in 90% of diabetics regardless of the duration of their disease. Almost half (43.4%) of the subjects had microalbuminuria. Over a third of the subjects without albuminuria had elevated α1-microglobulin levels in their urine. The proportion of subjects with elevated α1 levels increased significantly with the presence of albumin, poor glycaemic control and increased duration of disease. These findings suggest that proximal tubular as well glomerular dysfunction coexist in the NIDDM patients studied. © 1993.
Source Title: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
ISSN: 01688227
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