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What Can I Eat or Can not Eat Having Diabetic Nephropathy


2013-12-02 15:07

What Can I Eat or Can not Eat Having Diabetic NephropathyAfter suffering from years of diabetes, you are at risk for Diabetic Nephropathy. What you drink and eat plays an important role in controlling your state of illness. There are many diet restrictions for Diabetic Nephropathy patients. What on earth can you eat or can not eat? Here is a brief introduction. For more detailed information, you can contact our doctors online.

Diet can eat for Diabetic Nephropathy patients

1. Low but high quality protein, such as fish, egg white, lean meat etc.

2. Vegetables and fruits which is high in vitamins. Vitamins are good for boosting immune system.

3. Magnesium-rich diets. It may help lower blood sugar and high blood pressure. Whole grain breads and cereals, almonds, cashews, soybeans, spinach, avocados etc are excellent dietary sources of magnesium.

Diet can not eat for Diabetic Nephropathy patients

1. Sugar. Diabetic Nephropathy is caused by diabetes, which is due to too much sugar in the blood. Therefore, diet which is high in sugar should be avoided, such as chocolate, candies, sweet drinks etc.

2. Sodium. Too much sodium building up in the blood may result in swelling, high blood pressure, which in turn leads to damage in the kidneys and increases risk of heart disease, so it is necessary for you to restrict sodium intake.

3. Alcohol. It can increase the burden on kidney and worsen Diabetic Nephropathy.

4. Starchy vegetables, including peas, corn, potato, winter squash and pumpkin, which can raise blood sugars should be limited.

5. Food with high calories, such as animal fat, snacks and dessert should be avoided. Because consuming too much calories can lead to obesity, which does not only complicates diabetes, but also is one of the greatest risk factors for developing high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease etc.

6. Potassium and phosphorous-rich foods. If your kidneys have failed to regulate these minerals, you should control the foods.

Space limited, we can not list all the foods here. However, we still hope these information is helpful for you.



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