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What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
Healthy balanced: For someone who has uncontrolled diabetes and kidney failure, gaining weight should not be a priority since it may even worsen diabetes if it is particularly type 2. Protein loss becomes a problem with diabetic renal failure as well as problems with blood pressure. You may want to see a certified nutrionist to get better dietary guidance.
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Fat: Most folks w/ diabetes would love to have that problem with wanting to gain weight. Of course with your conditions you should not overeat carbs or proteins, and really should eat a balanced ada diet. But......If you see a real need to do this eat foods high in fat. Twice the calories of carbs and proteins and will not be potential problems for your diabetes or kidney disease. How is your LDL ?

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