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Diet for People with Diabetes on Dialysis


2013-05-29 19:45

A balanced diet can help reduce the side effects of dialysis and make the patients adjust to the dialysis treatment better. What is a balanced diet for people with diabetes on dialysis? The goal of the diet is to manage blood glucose levels and help you feel your best.

What to eat

The patients with diabetes on dialysis should increase the nutritional supplement to their diet. This can make up the nutrients lose during dialysis and keep the patients at a stable body weight. You should work with your dietitian to create a balanced eating plan containing high-quality proteins, proper amounts of carbohydrates and fats.

What not to eat

The diet for people with diabetes on dialysis should restrict the foods high in phosphorus,sodium and potassium.However,all carbohydrate containing foods like bread, cereal, pasta, rice etc may raise blood sugar level. Therefore, it is important for the patients to control the amount of carbohydrates in their diet. The total amount of carbohydrate yo eat will be balanced with your medicines and activity level.

If you can follow restricted dietary guidelines, you will be able to reduce the incidence of health problems associated with Diabetes and Kidney Disease.

How does a proper diet help people with diabetes on dialysis?

Dialysis can not remove phosphorus from body efficiently. It can build up to high levels in the bloodstream,thus leading to skin itching,weak bones,skin ulcer etc.

Potassium can keep muscle healthy.If high levels of potassium build in body, it can cause cardiac muscle can not function well, thus leading to muscle weakness and heart failure.

High consumption of sodium in diet can cause retention of fluid and sodium to raise your blood pressure. Meanwhile, when you have too much fluid in your body, it can cause very discomfortable sensation and even shortness of breath. Therefore, the patients with diabetes on dialysis should reduce intake of fluid and sodium in their diet.

The above are just some general dietary suggestions for people with diabetes on dialysis. As the illness condition varies from individual to individual,you can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  to get a personalized diet plan.




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