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Can I Eat Yam If Having CKD Stage 3 and Diabetes

2015-04-07 15:06| Font Size A A A

Can I Eat Yam If Having CKD Stage 3 and DiabetesCKD Stage 3 Kidney Disease and diabetic Patients usually have many dietary taboos, so as to control their sugar level and protect kidney from the further damage. Therefore, patients also pay more special attention to their daily diet. Well then, is yam good for stage 3 kidney disease and diabetes patients?

Now, let’s have a look at the dietary principles of kidney disease and diabetes.

Diabetes has became one leading cause of kidney disease at present. And Diabetic Nepgropathy is also the common and serious complication of diabetes. For patients with stage 3 kidney disease and diabetes, their diet plan should focus on control blood sugar level and protect kidney function. From the views, a low-protein, low-sodium, low-potassium, low-phosphorus and high vitamins diets can be recommended to you. In addition, if you have kidney damage and diabetes, you must should limit intake of sugar. Since illness condition keeping changing over time, accordingly, your diet plan should also be regulated. Any questions, please submit your conditions in the form below. You will get the specific answer from professional kidney disease experts.

Then, is yam good for patients with CKD Stage 3 and Diabetes?

Yams are rich in nutrient elements,which has great beneficial effects on health to patients. It can prevent the metabolic abnormalities and arteriosclerosis to increase the immune capability. Besides,yams can also stop the deposition of blood lipid in blood vessel walls and prevent the CVD effectively. What’s more,it can also reduce the blood sugar,which are effective to control the process of DN (Diabetic Nephropathy). So yams are beneficial to CKD patients and the proper intake of yams are good for patients condition.


Yam is a good source of potassium. If your blood test shows that your potassium level is higher than the normal range (3.7-5.2mEq/L), you’d better to reduce intake of yams.

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