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On Norvasc. Urine test report showing high protein levels. Are my kidneys failing or am I diabetic?

I am an 59 African American female who has been taking 10 mg of Norvasc for about seven years. Last week my lab results revealed Creatinine , Urine of 281.7 mg/dl, Microalbumin , Urine of 43.6 UG/ML and Hemoglobin A1c of 5.7. Does this mean that my kidneys are failing or that I will become a diabetic? I just discovered today that Norvasc should not be given to African Americans.
Asked On : Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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Hi there,
Thank you for writing to us
Your HbA1c is good. I mean a 5.7 means that you are not a diabetic. If it is between 5.7 to 6.4 then you are at risk of having diabetes.
So with your level it means that you may be at a slight risk of having diabetes.
Your urine test result is fine. I have no problems with that and your kidney are not failing.
Wish you all the best
Kindest Regards
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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