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:


 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/

Kidney Diet

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

 Nutrition: https://www.dpcedcenter.org/staying-healthy/nutrition/

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:

  1. prevent constipation
  2. lower triglycerides
  3. lower cholesterol
  4. 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

Apple, unpeeled Carrots Figs Mustard greens, cooked
Apricot Cauliflower Fruit cocktail Okra
Asparagus Celery Grapefruit Onion
Beets Cherries Grape-Nut Flakes Peach
Berries Collard greens Green beans Pear, unpeeled
Broccoli Corn Green peas Plums
Brussels sprouts Pineapple, raw High-fiber white bread Summer squash
Cabbage, raw Eggplant Lettuce Tangerines
Apple, unpeeled Figs
Apricot Fruit cocktail
Asparagus Grapefruit
Beets Grape-Nut Flakes
Berries Green beans
Broccoli Green peas
Brussels sprouts High-fiber white bread
Cabbage, raw Lettuce
Carrots Mustard greens, cooked
Cauliflower Okra
Celery Onion
Cherries Peach
Collard greens Pear, unpeeled
Corn Plums
Pineapple, raw Summer squash
Eggplant Tangerines