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Albuminuria also called proteinuria or urine albumin—is a condition in which urine contains an abnormal amount of protein. Albumin is the main protein in the blood. Proteins are the building blocks for all body parts, including muscles, bones, hair, and nails. Proteins in the blood also perform a number of important functions. They protect the body from infection, help blood clot, and keep the right amount of fluid circulating throughout the body.

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Early heart treatment can reverse damage

Early heart treatment can reverse damage

Only 43 percent of older people with diabetes receive medicines that could protect their heart and kidneys

Only 43 percent of older people with diabetes receive medicines that could protect their heart and kidneys

Kidney disease may be a more important risk factor for heart disease than is cholesterol

Kidney disease may be a more important risk factor for heart disease than is cholesterol

Ruboxistaurin shows favorable effects on kidney damage and function in people with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy

Ruboxistaurin shows favorable effects on kidney damage and function in people with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy