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Sample Meal Planning for Diabetic Nephropathy

2013-05-25 09:28

Diabetic Nephropathy is the medical condition in kidneys which is caused by Diabetes. Meal planning is essential to avoid further kidney functions decline and other complications, such as eye problem, heart problem and skin disorder etc.

Meal Planning

Meal planning for diabetic nephropathy will help patients maintain blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. Diet really plays an important role in managing a better blood sugar level and better kidney conditions. Read on and find where you can start.

Firstly, here are some general guideline of Diabetic Nephropathy for your information.

- eat a variety of foods

- take a moderate sodium restriction

- avoid foods which are rich in sugar

- avoid drinking alcohol

- balance your foods with insulin, physical activity and medications etc

- add whole grains, legumes in your diet list

Sample Meal Planning for Diabetic Nephropathy

Usually, meal planning for diabetic nephropathy contains two meal planning systems, that is, carbohydrate counting and exchange lists. You are suggested to talk with your doctor, he or she will help choose the meal system which is specific for your condition.

There are 3 categories of exchange lists foods:

- meat and meat substitutes

- carbohydrates

- fats

With carbohydrate counting, the focus is on the amount of carbohydrates in the floods that you choose to eat. Speaking of carbohydrates, you are suggested to choose foods which are from GI sources or vegetables, or fruits.

Anyway, you are suggested to take a personal meal planning for your Diabetic Nephropathy, which can help make a management as close to the best as possible. If you need personal help, you can share your story with us via the below massage board or contact email: kidney-support@hotmail.com for instant reply.

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