When to Call A Doctor
If you have diabetes, your blood pressure should be checked every six months to a year, or more often if it is higher than goals. If you have not been diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy, your urine should be tested for microalbumin at least once a year to check for this problem and diagnose it as early as possible. People with kidney disease need to have regular tests of kidney function — once a year or more often. If you have symptoms that suggest advanced kidney disease, you should discuss them with your physician.
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