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What type of food heal the kidneys, and still are part of a diabetic diet?

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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: Foods dont heal kidneys - if your kidneys are on the way out b/c of diabetes - in short - your screwed. Your only hope - rarely happens - erase your diabetes - cut your carbs, lose your weight - go thru basic training (if your heart will tolerate) - your weight will drop, sugars and blood pressure will normalize. Then see if you can "heal" or rather arrest the decline in kidney function.
Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine 16 years experience
No: There are no certain foods that "heal" the kidneys, generally speaking. As a diabetic, it would be wise to maintain a diabetic diet, control your blood sugars with appropriate medications, maintain a healthy weight (through diet and exercise), control your blood pressure, and also take an ace/arb medication (if recommended by your physician).
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Nutrition: Complex carbs in moderation, only lean meat and fish in moderation, polyunsaturated fats, and lots of antioxidants.

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