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What are some treatment options for microalbuminuria?

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Some treatment options for microalbuminuria include intensive blood glucose control, blood pressure control, renin-angiotensin system blockade, diet intervention. A multifactorial approach with a combination of these strategies is also common, explains the American Diabetes Association.

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Intensive blood glucose control through the use of antihyperglycemic agents such as Rosiglitazone and insulin is effective in decreasing urinary albumin excretion, reports the American Diabetes Association. Intensive blood pressure control through drugs such as ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers is effective at lowering urinary albumin excretion, thus treating microalbumineria, notes the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Similarly, substituting chicken for red meat in a typical diet reduces urinary albumin excretion by 46 percent and slows the progression of microalbumineria and diabetic neuropathy, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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