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Hi everyone:
My father is almost 55 and suffers from diabetes type 2. He has 7 tablets including glibenclamide and metformine per day. Recently his blood test showed a surge in his creatine level (1.0). As it is a sign of kidney function it makes him a little jittery about it. He also uses blood pressure tablets. Does anyone has any suggestion about the cause and ways to reduce the creatine level?
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Hi Typhoon: :)

This is a theoretical guideline of the Creatnine reference range for a Males and Females between the ages of 18-60 yrs. old.

Male--
Conventional Units: 0.9 - 1.3 mg/dL SI Units: 80 - 115 µmol/L

Female--

Conventional Units: 0.6 - 1.1 mg/dL SI Units: 53 - 97 µmol/L

There will be some variation of test ranges depending on the Dr. and the different Labs that are used. Your Father should discuss his test result with his Dr., of course. It is Good that he is taking blood pressure medication, if advised by his Dr.

A complete 24 hour urine sample may also be collected at the same appointment that the blood sample is drawn.
 

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Dear Terrie:
Merry Christmas
Thanks for your reply, you are quite right about the ranges and the creatine level dependence on labs.
But there is something that added to his worry and that's the number of tablets he is taking a day (7) and this may put some burden on his kidneys. I'd like to ask you if this much of medicine can have anything to do with creatinine?
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Ali

Hi Typhoon: :)

This is a theoretical guideline of the Creatnine reference range for a Males and Females between the ages of 18-60 yrs. old.

Male--
Conventional Units: 0.9 - 1.3 mg/dL SI Units: 80 - 115 µmol/L

Female--

Conventional Units: 0.6 - 1.1 mg/dL SI Units: 53 - 97 µmol/L

There will be some variation of test ranges depending on the Dr. and the different Labs that are used. Your Father should discuss his test result with his Dr., of course. It is Good that he is taking blood pressure medication, if advised by his Dr.

A complete 24 hour urine sample may also be collected at the same appointment that the blood sample is drawn.
 

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Hello Ali: :)

There are many reasons why a Diabetic can have higher creatinine levels including these:

First, I'd have to ask you: Since your Father is still young, is he still quite muscular? Does he exercise too much? Does he eat too much meat or other protein foods? Does he use Creatine Substitute? All of these can cause higher creatinine levels. The last one also possible kidney damage. Other medical conditions can cause high creatinine levels.

Certain antibiotic drugs can cause kidney damage and others, higher levels of creatinine. You did not mention which drugs he is using. I take 14 pills for other conditions, none of which raise my creatinine level. But yes, there are drugs that could raise his levels.

Your Father's Dr. has given him a higher dose of blood pressure pills,
that would normally mean that the amount that he was given before was not bringing his levels down. High blood pressure as you know will cause kidney damage, etc. Is he Insulin Resistant? Is he over-weight? Does he have high cholesterol also? If so, I'm sure that his Dr. has told him about Syndrome X(Metabolic Syndrome). Metabolic Syndrome
Is his Dr. an Endocrinologist?

Personally, I have not heard or read that blood pressure medications
raise the creatinine level. I apologize with all of these questions. But
they are important. Thank you. ;)
 

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Hi SunnyD: :)

Welcome to our Forum. I remember you. I believe you were the Lady that was way ahead of everyone else talking about low-carb dieting.

Doesn't that just figure. I just heard about the affects of mixing these 2 drugs last night on the news. Although they said to speak to the Dr. first about switching to another drug instead of going off of them immediately. Sorry about that Typhoon.

I hate to say it but People cannot live on mostly drinks especially Men. They need actual food which includes some meats to fill them up especially if their work is physical. I still believe, everything in moderation so you get all your minerals and vitamins and enjoyment of the various foods.
 
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