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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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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 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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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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Can you please explain why a diet high in fiber is recommended for a patient with diabetes?

Can you please explain why a diet high in fiber is recommended for a patient with diabetes?

To reduce your sugar: High fiber diets are slower to digest and do not produce large amounts of sugars which some starchy foods do(it is called glycemic load of the food). This makes it easier to avoid high spikes of sugars in your blood which are harmful and make you hungry and eat more, throwing your diabetes out of control. ...Read more

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What diet changes are needed for someone who is going to lose a kidney?

What diet changes are needed for someone who is going to lose a kidney?

Depends: This depends on the underlying disease. Part of the surgical plan will include a dietitian that will discuss this very subject. Ask questions! ...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 a good diet for a diabetic person? What foods to avoid?

What is a good diet for a diabetic person? What foods to avoid?

Avoid sugar & carbs : Everyone agrees that it is best to avoid sugar and minimize simple carbs (as found in rice, wheat and other grains) and sweet fruits. It is good to emphasize vegetables, beans and nuts. Dr. Gabriel cousens has found that a raw food vegan diet often dramatically improves and at times even reverses diabetes! see http://bit.Ly/1dlmd23 and http://www.Naturalnews.Com/028341_diabetes_living_foods.Html. ...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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What is the proper diet for diabetic person with rheumatism?

What is the proper diet for diabetic person with rheumatism?

No sugar, low carb: Diabetes is a disease of sugar and carbohydrates. You need to limit them at all costs. Insulin, the storage hormone of sugar and carbs, in excess causes inflammation and most preventable disease in this country: heart disease, high blood pressure and the most common cancers (breast, colon, prostate). Rheumatism is a disease of inflammation as well, both dm and RA are linked and related to diet. ...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 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 the best diet for someone with hypoglycemia?

What is the best diet for someone with hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia: My apologies if I have answered this for you before. Hypoglycemia does not need only diet but the cause must be found and treated - and done so as soon as you can. If you have a low blood sugar at any time and are not taking any medicine for diabetes go immediately to the nearest Emergency room. Have someone take you. ...Read more

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What would be proper treatment for someone who suffers from m.s. and has a frozen hip?

What would be proper treatment for someone who suffers from m.s. and has a frozen hip?

2 areas: 1. As always, treat the MS with a potent disease modifying agent, such as Gilenya, Tysabri, (natalizumab) or Lemtrada. 2. The hip issue is not caused by the MS but needs orthopedic attention, and if surgery needed, there is NO contra-indication for anesthesia or surgery. Neither will affect the MS. ...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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Please describe a good diet for someone without a gall bladder who is trying to lose weight?

Please describe a good diet for someone without a gall bladder who is trying to lose weight?

Healthy: Healthy diet & exercise. Should be able to eat most anything. Ideal is a near vegetarian diet, smaller amounts of red meat, healthy proteins (beans, lentils, lean chicken or fish), plenty of fruits and vegetables. Smaller quantities of food, very few empty calories (sugar, pasta, white rice, white bread) & drink more water. ...Read more

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What would be a good diet for someone who has hypoglycemia symptoms off and on?

What would be a good diet for someone who has hypoglycemia symptoms off and on?

Low carb: The most effective diet is a restricted carbohydrate six meal regimen. This should be set up by a registered dietician. ...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, 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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What is a good healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

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

Healthy eating: Many diets have been tested for crohn's, but there is no evidence to support any particular diet. However, some with crohn's develop intestinal strictures or narrowing. If you do, a low roughage diet is important because undigested food like corn kernels or celery strings can get trapped in a stricture and cause pain or a blockage. Some also malabsorb specific nutrients so check with your doctor. ...Read more

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. Shari Jackson
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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