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How To Eat A Healthy Diet For The Patients With Diabetic Nephropathy

2014-04-06 10:28 For patients with Diabetic Nephropathy, diet plays a very important part in their life, because it can maintain good nutritional status, slow down the progression of kidney disease and treat complications. So, how to eat a healthy diet for the patients with diabetic nephropathy?

In general, the patients with diabetic nephropathy should manage blood sugar, and control the salt and protein intake, keep enough vitamins and trace elements. Next, we will explain that in detail.

1. Manager blood sugar.

For the patients with diabetic nephropathy, managing blood sugar is essential to slow down the progression of kidney damage and other complications. In your daily life, you should take proper carbohydrate to maintain the blood sugar.

2. Control salt intake.

In order to reduce the work load of kidneys to protect them, patients should keep low salt diet, and eat more fresh vegetables and fruits. If the your have serious renal failure, you also need to limit water intake.

3. Control protein intake.

Though protein can help us to build and repair body tissue, if taking too much will increase the burden of kidney and damage kidneys. Controlling protein intake is beneficial for kidneys. And high quality protein is recommended to you, such as white egg, lean meat, milk and fish.

4. Keep enough vitamins and trace elements.

For you, keeping enough vitamin B, vitamin C and zinc, calcium, iron and so on can protect kidneys.

Besides, low potassium ans phosphorus also are good for the patients. So in their daily life, they should choose the food are low in potassium and phosphorus, such as carrots, apples, pears, watermelon.

Because a healthy diet varies from patient to patient, a registered dietitian is recommended to you. He can help you design a healthy diet according to your special illness condition.

Except diet for the patients with diabetic nephropathy, treatment is also necessary for you to prevent the disease from worsening. If you just are one of them, the best treatment for diabetic nephropathy is recommended to you. If you have interest, you can send an email to kidney-support@hotmail.com, we hope that we can help you.

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