Recent years, with the improvement of people’s living standards and changes of diet, more and more individuals get Diabetes. When diabetics take a test, they always make their kidneys checked. However, many of them do not know the meaning of those values. What is the ideal creatinine level in diabetes?
Patients with diabetes may think that as they have this disease, their creatinine level is certainly higher than the normal range of healthy people. And they may also think that a little high creatinine level is common, and that if only they make the level under the so called “ideal creatinine level”. Actually, there is no “ideal creatinine level”. Why?
Even there is a slight elevation of creatinine level, it can indicate that the kidneys have worked inadequately. Our kidneys have a very strong compensatory ability. Even one kidney is damaged, the other one can absolutely finish their task well by doing more work. Therefore, the creatinine level will not increase until about 50% of renal function has lost. On this point, the “ideal creatinine level” in diabetes is the normal level of creatinine.
The normal range of creatinine level is 0.5-1.1mg/dl for female and 0.6-1.2mg/dl for male. However, different hospitals may have different test standards. In addition, the normal creatinine level changes based on the patients’ age, race, and muscle mass.
As a diabetic, his or her creatinine level is usually higher than the normal range, because diabetes has caused kidney damage, resulting in filtration barrier impaired. Therefore, excessive creatinine accumulate in the blood.
If you want to achieve a “ideal creatinine level”, you should control your blood sugar and take care of your kidneys. Our experts are happy to help you, and you can contact us directly with free charge.