I had blood work done yesterday, a month after being hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The doctor told me that my protein & albumin levels were low (My albumin was 2.8 – normal is 3.3 to 4.8). He said it had something to do with the liver, and that levels can be low if blood sugar levels have been out of control (mine had been for 8 months!) or if a person isn’t getting enough protein through diet “like if you’re a vegetarian” he told me – looking down his nose ;) Anyway, he told me if I’m comfortable with it, to eat more protein. I have been eating a lot of complete proteins since then, but now my albumin levels are “less than 0.5” – I guess it doesn’t calculate the number when it’s that low. My thyroid levels were low a few years ago & slowly normalized through eating high raw the last 3 years, but now my thyroid level is high, too. Anyway, the only thing I know about albumin is that low levels can mean liver problems, and since I’ve felt for a long time that my liver needs special attention/care/protection, I’m kinda freaking out about it. ?