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Diet for Diabetes Kidney Disease

2013-09-01 11:34| Font Size A A A

diabetes kidney disease dietDiet is essential to human’s body especially to patients, because diet is closely related to patients’ condition and it is an important part of treatment. At present, Diabetes Kidney Disease is at a high risk, so diet for diabetes kidney disease attracts a lot of attention. In order to help patients with diabetes kidney disease get better quickly, I’d like to provide you with some diet suggestions.

Reduce protein intake

Protein is the material basis of all life and it is the important component of body’s cell. It is very important to human’s growth and development. But too much protein intake will produce a lot of waste product called urea, thus increase the workload of kidneys, for kidneys are the organs to filtrate waste product and excessive fluid. You are suggested to reduce protein intake and take more quality protein.

The recommended protein intake is 0.36 to 0.45 g per pound of body weight. At the same time you should improve the proportion of high-quality protein intake. Animal protein like meat, eggs, fish milk are high-quality protein and can be well absorbed by human’s body and produce less waste product. Compared with animal protein, vegetable protein is low-quality protein for after taking it, more waste metabolic product will be produced.

Limit sodium intake

Hypertension and swelling are the two typical symptoms of patients with end-stage renal disease. On one hand, too much sodium can increase hypertension and cause damages to kidneys. On the other hand, water-sodium retention caused by excessive sodium intake will aggravate swelling. The recommended daily sodium intake is 1,500mg. Therefore, you should avoid canned and processed food, limit restaurant and take-out food. Prepare meals for yourself as far as possible.

Limit potassium intake

The filtration function of the damaged kidneys is decreased, and the excess potassium will build up in the blood. When hyperkalemia appears, it often causes harm to our body even to our life. So you should limit high potassium food and the potassium intake every day should lower than 1,500-2,000mg. You are suggested to choose fruits and vegetables that are low in potassium like apple, pear, pineapple, berries, grapes mangoes pumpkin, and cucumber,etc.

Besides, you should also pay attention to calcium and phosphorus intake and vitamin supplement. Those are all related to kidney function. Patients with diabetes kidney disease should value a lot on diet. You can ask your dietician to suggest you a proper diet for diabetes kidney disease or you can ask the on-line experts freely!

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