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An_206650 posted:
Can high blood sugar cause protein to be in the urine?
John-SKPT responded:
If the blood glucose is elevated for a period of time, it can cause some damage to the kidneys, and urine protein is generally a very early symptom of this damage.

Other things can also cause it: high blood pressure, etc.
kay0922 replied to John-SKPT's response:
If you don't mind my asking.Before you had your transplant did you have hbp? If so, did the transplant resolve this issue for you?
MrsCora01 replied to kay0922's response:
Whether or not you get off of high blood pressure meds varies from person to person. I got off most of mine, but not all after my kidney transplant. I have friends who are off all meds, but some still require some intervention.

John-SKPT replied to kay0922's response:
The BP/transplant question is different for every patient. In my case the BP got a little better but not enough to stop all the BP drugs.

And some immunosuppressants also can raise BP. It's a careful balancing act in any case.

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