If you missed last week’s webinar on diabetes and kidney disease, the recording is now available. In addition, below is a handout to accompany the presentation.
Some of these articles provide information about what some people have tried, but the overall research is not necessarily strong. Some of these could be an option for you, but remember:
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE USING ANY ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS.
Herbs for Diabetes: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/herbs-for-diabetes/
Bitter Melon, Diabetes (one of the speaker’s favorites): https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/bitter-melon-diabetes/
Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/apple-cider-vinegar-and-diabetes/
Six Supplements for Diabetes: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/six-supplements-for-diabetes/
Diabetes Diet and Kidney Disease: https://www.dpcedcenter.org/staying-healthy/nutrition/diabetes-diet-and-kidney-disease/
A Livable, Lovable Approach to Kidney Disease Nutrition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOEdzhwEFJg
Ketogenic diet: May be unsafe for people with kidney disease. For those only with diabetes, some believe that by generally increasing fat intake and decreasing refined carb intake, it may help control diabetes safely.
High Fiber Foods
Eating foods high in fiber will benefit kidney patients. You will find that they can help to:
- prevent constipation
- lower triglycerides
- lower cholesterol
- lower blood sugar for people with diabetes
You will need to choose high fiber foods that are lower in potassium and phosphorus. Below are some kidney-friendly high fiber foods:
(Talk to your dietitian to help you choose the specific foods best for you.)
Kidney-Friendly High Fiber Foods