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How are the kidneys affected by a diabetic diet?

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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Not a problem

If you have normal kidney function.

In brief: Not a problem

If you have normal kidney function.
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not Significantly

In the long run, diabetics who control their disease with diet/exercise/medications (when indicated) will help protect the kidneys from damage related to uncontrolled diabetes, but otherwise the diet doesn't specifically help or harm the kidney.
Data on low protein diets helping those with kidney disease have varied, so a "lower" protein diet might be helpful to some with chronic kidney disease.

In brief: Not Significantly

In the long run, diabetics who control their disease with diet/exercise/medications (when indicated) will help protect the kidneys from damage related to uncontrolled diabetes, but otherwise the diet doesn't specifically help or harm the kidney.
Data on low protein diets helping those with kidney disease have varied, so a "lower" protein diet might be helpful to some with chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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