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Diet for Diabetic with Kidney Disease

2013-11-25 14:10

Diet for Diabetic with Kidney DiseaseWhat is the diet for diabetic with kidney disease? What to eat becomes extremely important for diabetics, especially when their kidney function is affected due to years of high blood sugar. To have a better control about blood sugar and kidney problem, Diabetic Nephropathy patients need to follow on a reasonable diet and avoid any foods that may produce bad influence on their illness. To help diabetics whose kidneys have been injured to know well about what to eat and what to avoid, today we will give an introduction about the diet for diabetic with kidney disease.

Diet for diabetic with kidney disease must be able to help patients control blood sugar and kidney condition. On the basis of this, the following diet is suggested

1. Vegetables low in potassium and phosphorus are suggested

Most of the vegetables are low in sugar; however, for diabetics, when their kidney function is affected, they will be at high risk for hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia. For this reason, they need to be far away from high potassium foods and high phosphorus foods. This is the reason why vegetables low in potassium and phosphorus are suggested.

2. Fruits low in potassium, phosphorus and sugar

Fruits like watermelon, peach, and grape are high in sugar, so in daily life, diabetics need to be careful about these fruits and try to avoid or eat less them. Also, while choosing proper fruits, they also need to put their potassium and phosphorus level into consideration. Just as we have mentioned above, potassium level and phosphorus level in blood increases easily when kidneys shut down. In that case, if they eat too much high potassium foods and high phosphorus foods, their illness condition will be worsened seriously.

3. Follow a low-salt diet

When kidneys fail to function properly, blood pressure will be elevated. Therefore, Diabetic Nephropathy patients need to pay close attention on their blood pressure and once blood pressure is elevated, they should reduce salt intake, as high-salt diet will cause further increase of blood pressure. Low-salt diet not only helps to control blood pressure, also plays a part in preventing fluid retention.

4. Try to eat some high quality protein

Appearance of excess albumin in urine usually marks the formation of kidney damages. Under such a condition, high protein diet will accelerate illness progression. To avoid causing extra burden and meanwhile the body necessary nutrition, diabetics can eat some high quality protein like lean meat, fish, egg white and milk and so on.

Lastly, diet plan for diabetics with kidney disease is usually made according to patients’ specific illness condition. Therefore, if you want to have a personalized diet plan, you can send your test report to us: kidney-treatment@hotmail.com. Our nephrologists will help to analyze the illness condition and make a suitable diet plan for you.

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