Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Circleville, Ohio, USA:

My five year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes six months ago. At his most recent check-up, I was told that he had a trace of protein in his urine. They said not to be concerned at this time, but that in older patients it could be a sign of kidney damage. Should I worry now? What should I do?


It is exceedingly unlikely, at this age and so soon after diagnosis, that the protein in the urine has any connection with you son's diabetes. If he is otherwise in good health, I think all that needs to be done is to repeat the original dipstick test one or two times. If the DOB

Original posting 10 Nov 2000
Posted to Complications


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: (none)
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.