This week George Bakris, MD, explains microalbuminuria as a sign of kidney disease and how often to test for it. He also ponders the questions of how do you determine if the patient is at risk for nephropathy and what do you do if they are….
Dr. George Bakris recently presented “SGLT2 Mechanism for Blood Pressure Reduction” at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the ADA. Dr. Bakris, a referral nephrologist and a board-certified hypertension specialist, is a professor of medicine and director of ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center at The University of Chicago. He specializes in kidney disease as it relates to diabetes and blood pressure issues. He is an expert at interpreting ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, a technique that gives physicians a more accurate reading of a patient’s blood pressure by taking numerous measurements of a patient’s blood pressure over a 24-48 hour period.