When you have kidney problems and diabetes, you have have renal diabetes, It’s a difficult problem to handle, especially on your own.
You may have been managing your diabetes for years. Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to know what to eat and when to eat. Complications can develop into nephropathy or kidney disease.
Kidney disease is when you lose protein out of your body and diabetes causes sugar problems. Together, they can be overwhelming. Don’t lose hope, we have some answers for you here at renal diabetic diet dot net.
First things first. Know that IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT!!!!
Renal Kidney disease is a very complicated disease. It affects many people. It doesn’t’ discriminate between age, sex, culture, or even kindness.
What foods you eat has much impact in your health.
Eating the proper amount maintains your proper blood sugar levels.
Here are some renal diabetic diet guidelines:
- Avoid extra salts and sugars: Salted Nuts, Chips, Waffles, Pretzels, Ready to Eat Cereals, Crackers with salty tops, bran cereal/muffins, Grape-Nuts, rye/dark, granola cereal/bars, boxed/frozen/canned meals, black/soybeans, split peas, pumpernickel/oatmeal, bread, whole wheat crackers/cereals/breads.
- Try crackers with unsalted tops, graham crackers, melba toast, plain popcorn, unsalted pretzels, angel food cake, plain cake, shortbread cookies,vanilla wafers
- Limits protein to egg substitutes, tofu and imitation crab. AVOID: Sausage, Ham, Bacon, Salmon, Sardines, Processed
Meats, Luncheon Meats, Potted Meats, Canned Meats,Vienna Sausage, Jerky, hotdogs, cheese, peanut butter,
cured/salted/canned or smoked meats, corned beef. They contain excessive salt as well.
- Limit fluids to 48 oz. per day. Anything liquid at room temperature is a fluid.
- Have low potassium foods: Alfalfa Sprouts, Green Beans, Bean Sprouts, Cabbage-raw, Chard, Celery, Cucumber,
Endive, Escarole, Lettuce (1 c.),Peppers, Water Chestnuts, Watercress, Apple, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, grapes, lemon, lime, pineapple, plum, raspberries, strawberries, tangerine, watermelon.
- Limit high phosphorus foods such as milk, nuts, sugar drinks, canned or Dried Peas & Beans, Corn, Okra, Mushrooms, Green Peas, Asparagus, Sweet Potatoes, Rutubugas, Snow Peas, Parsnips to name a few.
All your decisions should be consulted with a physician.
I know a renal diabetic meal plan seems very restrictive. A 1200 to 1800 calorie diabetic diet. Just know it doesn’t have to be that difficult and can actually be delicious for you.
Here’s a sample diabetic diet day:
1/2 c.Fruit Cocktail
1 sl. Toast
4 t. Margarine
1 Boiled Egg
1 c. Coffee
2 oz. Hamburger
1 c. Sauteed
Peppers & Onions
1/2 c. Fruit Cup
4 t. Margarine
3 oz. Fish
a Lettuce Leaf
1/2 c. Cole Slaw
1 c. Watermelon
1/2 c. Milk
4 Graham Crax
1 ND Milk
Moderation is the key and careful planning. A renal diabetic diet menu can be very fulfilling.