In the end, I think I'm pretty much screwed. It's like one of those cases where if my medical issues were a snake, it'd be eating its own tail and anything I try to do to fix one is likely to fuck with the next one down the line. The protein in the urine could be the start of chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease could be caused by diabetes. Diabetes is exacerbated by sugar/carb intake. Not eating carbs helps me lose weight and keeps my blood sugar down but requires that I eat much more protein. A diet high in protein can stress the kidneys and cause more protein in the urine.
The thing that irritates me the most about this is that none of it even has anything to do with my main medical issues which while not in danger of actually being life threatening, has turned my quality of life into something repugnant. This would almost be farcical if I still had a sense of humor about any of it. All of it just makes me wonder what time is check-out.