Vol 2 No 1 (2018): Current Issue
Short Communication

Physician and Patient Attitudes Toward Screening for Kidney Complications in Type 2 Diabetes: Is There A Role for Patient Self-Advocacy?

Published October 16, 2018

Abstract

Urine protein screening rates among patients with type 2 diabetes are suboptimal despite evidence supporting its efficacy in preventing or slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) [1]. Testing of untimed urine specimens to quantify albumin (urine albumin-creatinine, or uACR)-the recommended screening test based on combination of simplicity, cost, and cardiovascular and renal prognostic value-is particularly underutilized, despite longitudinal efforts to improve awareness and screening among physicians [2].