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How are the kidneys affected by a diabetic diet?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Not Significantly: In the long run, diabetics who control their disease with diet/exercise/medications (when indicated) will help protect the kidneys from damage related to uncontrolled diabetes, but otherwise the diet doesn't specifically help or harm the kidney. Data on low protein diets helping those with kidney disease have varied, so a "lower" protein diet might be helpful to some with chronic kidney disease.

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