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What is a good diet for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

What is a good diet for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

See below: Blood sugar control is extremely important it is important to maintain a Albumin level in the normal range and i generally do not recommend severe protein restriction for that reason. Have a moderate restriction only if Albumin levels are normal maintain LDL cholesterol less than 70 if you have leg swelling or high blood pressure you will need to restrict salt and fluid intake as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is a good diet to follow for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

What is a good diet to follow for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

Control diabetes: This takes first priority. So the diet is a strict diabetes diet. Also, if not in an early stage in the nephropathy, protein restriction would be helpful. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for someone who has type 1 diabetes and also coelic desease?

What is a good diet for someone who has type 1 diabetes and also coelic desease?

Meat and veggies: Both diabetics and celiacs would be able to tolerate protein from meat,chicken, fish and turkey. They both would tolerate any vegetable. As far as carbohydrates go, the celiac prevents you from having any wheat, rye, or barley product. Most fresh fruits, rice, corn, and yams would be allowed. You need to go over the amounts with a diabetic educator. Beans and legumes would also be tolerated. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if the Atkins diet is a good diet for a type 1 diabetic?

Can someone tell me if the Atkins diet is a good diet for a type 1 diabetic?

Dangerous situation: weight gain/loss must be managed VERY carefully in T1DM too much insulin may have caused weight gain losing weight in T1DM, requires reductions in insulin as lose weight to prevent hypoglycemia see EXPERT DIABETES SPECIALIST TO MANAGE ...Read more

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What kind of diet is good for an 63 year old woman who has gout and diabetes?

What kind of diet is good for an 63 year old woman who has gout and diabetes?

Gout and dm diet: ADA 1800cal /day. No sugar. No bread. No muffins. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat nonstarch veggies and hi pulp fruits. Whole grains and nuts are excellent. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more

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What is a good way for someone who has diabetes to lose weight?

What is a good way for someone who has diabetes to lose weight?

The same: as anyone else -- eating less and exercising more. You have to burn off 3,500 calories to lose a pound. Try cutting out 250 calories a day to lost a pound every two weeks. It's not how fast your lose, but you need to learn to eat properly to not only lose the weight but keep it off the rest of your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a diabetic smoker who drinks?

What is the life expectancy for a diabetic smoker who drinks?

Not good: Diabetes alone is a major cardiovascular risk factor, equivalent to having had a previous heart attack. Smoking and excess alcohol intake are independant risk factors for heart and lung disease. When you add them all together, the risk is multiplied. One can never predict when someone will die, but clearly, the more risk factors, the more likely something bad will happen. ...Read more

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Is Portion drinks good for someone who has diabetes?

Is Portion drinks good for someone who has diabetes?

A waste of: money. Try eating the correct amount of healthy and less expensive food instead. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for a person with arteriosclerosis and diabetes?

What is a good diet for a person with arteriosclerosis and diabetes?

Avoid sugars and fat: Avoidind sugars, less carbohydrates, less fat, more of lean meat, more vegetables alcohol in moderation, will help diabetes and atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is a good vegetarian diet for a diabetic patient?

What is a good vegetarian diet for a diabetic patient?

Consider raw vegan!: I do not normally advocate a raw vegan diet, as it is somewhat extreme & hard to follow, but it might be worth a try based on the exciting work of gabriel cousins md, author of there is a cure for diabetes. See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=-o6gh6qbpfw if you try this for a month or so and get good results you can probably transition to a less extreme diet over time. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a high fiber diet for those suffering from diverticulitus?

Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon that needs proper antibiotics and light low fiber diet during the infection. For non-infected diverticulosis, high fiber diet is recommended with fruits, vegetables, metamucil and plenty of water to drink (avoid junk food, white bread, white rice, pasta, greasy burgers & fries, etc.). ...Read more

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Is a plant based diet or a vegetarian diet best for someone who has type 2 diabetes or prediabetes?

Is a plant based diet or a vegetarian diet best for someone who has type 2 diabetes or prediabetes?

Not for everyone...: A vegan diet with fat-free (plus once in a while low-fat dairy) milk can be quite healthy. A vegan, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian are all types of vegetarians. Because some things (calcium, vit.D, vit.B12, protein) are harder to get if a vegetarian eats no egg or dairy products, a strict vegan has a much harder time finding all the nutrients he needs to stay healthy. ...Read more

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What is a recommended vegatarion diet for someone with addison's disease?

What is a recommended vegatarion diet for someone with addison's disease?

Be careful: With addison's, your life hangs in the balance every hour and matching your cortisol replacement to your needs is life-and-death. Vegetarianism is safe only if you know exactly what you are doing and supplement wisely, and the health benefits (longevity, particular diseases) have eluded the best clinical studies. If it's not an extra stress, get a guide and eat like other informed vegetarians. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for IgA nephropathy patients?

What is a good diet for IgA nephropathy patients?

Low antigen diet: Patients with IgAN have an immune problem. An Italian study by Ferri reported a marked reduction in proteinuria in IgAN patients put on a strict low-antigen diet (a diet free of foods likely to cause immune response- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8302454). Such diets are low in wheat, soy, food preservatives, and food coloring. Contact Claudio Ferri Univ L'Aquila Coppito, Italy for more info ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss diet for someone who is 185lbs and 5'4"?

What is a good weight loss diet for someone who is 185lbs and 5'4"?

Formula is: You'll lose ~ 1 lb/ month by eating 100 cal/day less that your usual intake so get rid of 3 pieces of bread a day, or its equivalent in other foods, and you'll loss 3 lbs / month. ...Read more

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What is a good, healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

What is a good, healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

Depends: On disease activity, location of disease and complications (ie strictures). A well balanced diet is high recommended; but depending on your disease you may have difficulty tolerating large amounts of fiber. ...Read more

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Is there something similar nutrisystem for someone who has diabetes and needs a low salt diet?

Is there something similar nutrisystem for someone who has diabetes and needs a low salt diet?

Any nutritionist....: Or weight program, like nutrisystem, have diets that be adapted to patients needs for both diabetes and low salt needs. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin
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Diabetic Nephropathy (Definition)

a progressive damaging effects to capillaries in/near glomeruli leading to local inflammatory change and scarring with subsequent malfunction in filtering the blood for reabsorbing useful blood components and excreting the unwanted metabolic wastes, which exact causes are still unclear, though, long-term high blood sugar is the culprit. This is usually a slow ...Read more


Dr. Gary Sandler
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more