Microalbuminuria associated with diabetic neuropathy

Posted on April 21, 2007

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OBJECTIVE–To test the hypothesis that microalbuminuria may show an independent statistical association with diabetic neuropathy.

After adjusting for age, sex, and type and duration of diabetes, diabetic neuropathy and hypertension showed a significant association with microalbuminuria. After adjusting for other diabetic complications, diabetic neuropathy showed a significant association with microalbuminuria. CONCLUSIONS–Microalbuminuria is independently associated with diabetic neuropathy. This association lends support to the theory of a vascular etiology for diabetic distal symmetrical neuropathy.

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/15/4/528?ijkey=89883a3f…