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Could Serum Uric Acid Levels Predict Progression To Diabetic Kidney Disease?

This study assessed the association between serum uric acid levels and progression to chronic kidney disease in type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is associated with the development of many complications, including diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease or damage), which often leads to chronic kidney disease. Uric acid is a byproduct of many metabolic pathways, and is typically filtered in the kidneys and removed from the body through the urine. Higher levels of uric acid in the blood (referred to as serum uric acid) often indicates kidney damage, and several studies has suggested that serum uric acid may be used as a marker of progressive diabetic kidney damage. The aim of this study was to determine whether serum uric acid levels could predict the development of chronic kidney disease among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and preserved kidney function at the beginning of the study. The study evaluated 512 type 2 diabetic patients with normal uric acid levels (less than or equal to 8 mg/dL). Patients were classified into four groups based on their serum uric acid levels. Group 1 was composed of 137 patients with uric acid levels of less than or equal to 3.8 mg/dL. Group 2 was c Continue reading >>

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  1. mizpell

    high uric acid and connections to diabetes and other conditions

    I'm wondering if any of you have high uric acid levels. I did discuss this with my urologist and he says its often genetic. in researching I found there is apparently a connection to diabetes and high blood pressure.Also a connection to arthritic conditions as a result of calcium deposits in the joints. Gout also may be a result of high uric acid.
    Over the next three months leading up to my next visit to the lab , I will be avoiding foods high in purine which raises uric acid levels such as beer, asparagus, spinach and red meats. I have found a recommendation to drink a glass of water with 1-2 tsp of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and 1 -2 tsps of unpasturized honey once a day. This is supposed to lower uric acid levels. At the very worst this will not hurt and may have other benefits. It also tastes a lot better than just the vinegar. I use a little warm water to melt the honey and then mixI have already found that apple cider vinegar does lower my blood sugar .
    My non diabetic friend swears it has improved his vision over the last 2 yrs but says it must be the unfiltered, unpasteurized kind as any thing else has had the nutrients , beneficial bacteria and enzymes cooked out of it. I do find that the regular type does not have the same effect on my blood sugar although it does have some.
    Any one have any experience with this or any other thoughts on this subject.

  2. CalgaryDiabetic

    I get gout attacks and a prediabetic I know gets gout attacks even thought my uric acid levels are not out of the so called normal range.

  3. mizpell

    I have read that gout does not necessarily mean high uric acid . I dont have gout but have high levels. I do however experience joint pain and ulnar nerve syndrome as well as carpal tunnel syndrome.

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