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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!When we have increased protein in urine that indicates more of a kidney issue than diabetes. With diabetes we see an increase in glucose in the urine often with a normal protein in the urine. So this would be a completely different treatment protocol.With diabetes we want to increase carbs while with kidney disease we want to reduce protein and adjusting the diet without this information can progress the underlying diagnosis.
Other differentials for the symptoms include a urinary tract infection (even without overt signs of blood in urine), bladder stones/ crystals, liver issues, endocrine disease such as Cushing's, diabetes. Once diagnostics are done hopefully an answer as far as cause can be determined and appropriate therapy can be initiated but gathering more information is the key to getting her treated and hopefully resolve the symptoms currently experiencing.I hope this information makes sense but please let me know if I can be of any further assistance today!
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