For people with both Diabetes and Kidney Failure, they have many questions about what to eat. It may seem that diabetes diet and kidney diet do not fit well together, for example, diabetes says to choose whole grains, while kidney diet tells to eat white bread, which one should be followed? Actually, you can follow your kidney diet and still control your blood sugar with careful planning.
General eating guideline for people with Diabetes and Kidney Failure
-Control the intake of calory. It is helpful for controlling blood sugar.
-Eat a moderate amount of high quality protein. It is another change you can make to reduce the workload of your kidneys. The food which contains high quality protein includes egg white, lean meat and so on.
-Reduce the amount of sodium. It is needed if you have edema and high blood pressure.
-Avoid simple sugars and sweets, such as sugar, regular pop, sweet desserts, candies, and jam.
-Limit the intake of fat. It is common for diabetics to have high blood lipid, so food such as butter, cheese and cream should be limited.
-Supply enough vitamins. It conduces to boosting immune system and help you fight with various disease.
Sample meal plan for Diabetes and Kidney Failure
Breakfast: peanut butter oatmeal, fresh sliced pears, very berry smoothie.
Lunch: baked salmon on a toasted hamburger bun, roasted asparagus spears with a spicy tofu hollandaise, sliced pineapple with strawberry lemon thyme sorbet.
Snack: cucumbers with horseradish and dill dip, mixed nuts.
Dinner: grilled vegetables on bulgur pilaf, sliced avocado, rum-baked apples.
In different stage of kidney disease, there are different nutritional recommendations. If you are still in doubt about what to eat and drink with diabetes and kidney failure, please contact our online doctors. They will help you make one complete diet just for you.