Microalbuminuria in Young Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

  • Henrik Bindesbøl Mortensen


Diabetic nephropathy is the main cause of the increased morbidity and mortality among patients with Type 1 diabetes [1–3]. In recent years it has been shown that a slightly elevated urinary albumin excretion rate (microalbuminuria) is an early predictor for later development of manifest diabetic nephropathy [4–7]. The presence of hypertension in the diabetic individual markedly increases the risk and accelerates the course of the diabetic kidney disease [8–11]. Given the poor prognosis for patients developing manifest diabetic nephropathy emphasize the need for a uniform intervention programme for treatment of microalbuminuria in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.


Diabetic Nephropathy Blood Glucose Control Albumin Excretion Rate Diabetic Kidney Disease Urinary Albumin Excretion Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik Bindesbøl Mortensen
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  1. 1.Pediatric DepartmentAmtssygehuset i GlostrupGlostrupDenmark

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