Hello. I am a type 2 diabetic, diagnosed last year. Since diagnosis, I've lost about 15-20 lbs and improved almost all of my numbers substantially. A1C went from 9.2 to 5.6 3 months later and more recent 6.1. Triglycerides dropped by more than 50% in 3 months and further progress last month.
However, my T2D was undiagnosed for several years. Was feeling better about things, but most recent follow-up random urine testing showed Microalbumin 703.2 mg/L, creatinine 165.1 mg/DL, and a microlbumin/creatinine ratio of 425.9 mcg/mg, most of which are obviously high. On the blood work, creatinine shows as 1.05/mg/dL, race white, GFL at 79 mL/min/BSA.
My doctor is concerned about potential kidney damage due to some of the high Microalbuminuria numbers. He will retest in a month or two.
Meanwhile, I got a home testing kit using dipsticks, which I'm sure are less accurate than the hospital's test strips and analyzer. Still, I'm a bit confused about the home results. It tests for Protein and Microalbumin. The protein test shows somewhere between "normal" and trace". The Microalbumin test is harder to read, but it looks like 30 mmol/L to 80 mmol/L and probably closer to 30.
If I'm reading this right, it sounds like the "protein" test is normal but the Microalbumin test is high. Not quite sure how to convert 30-40 mmol/L to mg/L though. Again, not sure how accurate these in-home dipsticks are.
Do you have any thoughts or suggestions?