Urinary protein excretion in diabetes linked to higher risk of CV events

Italian researchers followed about 1200 normoalbuminuric patients with type 2 diabetes for an average of 9.2 years, finding that for every 1μg/min in albumin excretion there was an incremental risk of experiencing an infarct, heart failure, revascularisation, stroke or other event during follow-up.

“This is a major health issue since patients with normoalbuminuria account for at least 90% of the diabetic population,” the authors said.

“The association between albuminuria and risk is continuous and there is no threshold level that