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Elevated creatinine levels, breathlessness, extreme exhaustion. History of diabetes. Treatment?

My wife s mother has been suffering from diabetes for the last 24 years. Recently her tests have shown an elevated creatinine level (around 1.6, I think). Of late, since last week or so, she is suffering from extreme breathlessness, climbing stairs is a big problem - even slight exertion on level is creating exhaustion. What could be the reason for this please? She is doing the routine urine test. Email: YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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For long standing Diabetes possibilities are many but important one are kidney failure or nephropathy,any cardiac pathology as they may no have chest pain and develop heart problem,or a infection causing asthma like problem. dehydratin due to loose motions or vomiting which may cause elevation of creatinine level. She must be checked for these possibilities and after diagnosis treated accordingly. What is her age and drugs used for control of diabetes and is she has high BP.
Answered: Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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