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What kind of food can I make for my friend who has diabetes and kidney failure?

What kind of food can I make for my friend who has diabetes and kidney failure?

Hard to tell,: The stages of kidney disease are i, ii, iii, iv, and v. Failure is a vague word if he is on dialysis is different than if he is not. Diet recommendation will vary according to stage of disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are some good foods for someone undergoing kidney failure and with diabetes?

What are some good foods for someone undergoing kidney failure and with diabetes?

Control diabetes: First diabetes diet is very important. Then low salt to control BP and potential swelling. If kidney failure is not mild then animal protein and dairy product restriction is important. After dialysis starts then can push animal protein for better nutrition but not before dialysis. In other words, restriction is the main recommendation, no good food to recommend but good dietary regimen/restriction. ...Read more

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I am female, 71, with type 2 diabetes, stage 4 kidney failure and obstructive sleep apnea. What would the prognosis of aortic valve replacement?

I am female, 71, with type 2 diabetes, stage 4 kidney failure and obstructive sleep apnea.  What would the prognosis of aortic valve replacement?

Depends! : It depends on the cardiac function and the indication for replacement. Your comprbidities definitely put at higher risk and the risk depends on how severe they are. It is a major surgery but with the use of experienced staff, most people do well. ...Read more

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My mom 70yo has diabetes and kidney failure. What cheap iron supplement is best for her? Eating 7-9times/day, low hgb, high sugar level, always hungry

Iron?: If your mother has kidney failure, she should be on dialysis (D). Patients on D have iron given to them on dialysis, if they need it. If your mother has chronic kidney disease stage 3, 4 or 5, her anemia won't be cured by iron, no matter what. Her high sugar (S) level is a problem. If she is not on D, speak to an endocrinologist to lower her high S, If she is, speak to her nephrologist. ...Read more

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Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Genetics: Both are. Certain forms of kidney disease have characteristic forms of passing from one generation to the next. If you have a 1st degree relative who has diabetes, your risk goes up quite high. ...Read more

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How do I care for a wife with diabetes and chronic kidney failure?

BS, BP,ACEi: Management of chronic diabetic renal disease requires blood sugar control, BP control, preferably with an ace inhibitor or an arb. Usually diuretics will be needed. In addition dialysis education and preparation with an eye towards choosing and preparing for a dialysis modality (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis) are important. Consider seeing a nephrologist for more focused advice. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and how to prevent getting kidney failure if I have diabetes?

What are the symptoms and how to prevent getting kidney failure if I have diabetes?

Protein, sugar, bp: Symptoms- you may not have any symptoms in early kidney disease- get your urine checked for protein, as this is the earliest sign of kidney disease. Late stages of kidney disease- some of the common symptoms are swelling of the feet, shortness of breath, fatigue, poor appetite.This list is not complete.Prevention- control diabetes, check for high bp, check with your doctor before starting any med. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause renal failure and what are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Can diabetes cause renal failure and what are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Definitely: Diabetes is the number cause of renal fialure by far. So controlling your diabetes would mean avoiding renal failure. Individuals with chronic renal failure tend to have no generalized symptoms. However as the renal failure progresses, a person can feel sluggish, fatigue, nause, vomiting and lose of appetite. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more