For patients with Diabetes, if your condition has progressed into Diabetic Nephropathy, the nephrologist will ask you to pay attention to your daily diet, for the dietary principle of Diabetic Nephropathy is different from that of Diabetes. Then, what dietary principle should patients with Diabetic Nephropathy pay attention to?
1. Controlling the blood sugar
It is very important for patients with Diabetic Nephropathy to control the blood sugar. The reason is that if the blood sugar level increases persistently, it will induce metabolic disorders of the fat and cholesterol, thus promoting glomerular sclerosis. The key points of controlling the blood sugar are:
· limiting the calorie intake strictly;
· taking antidiabetic drugs, and avoiding rage, infection and other factors that can cause fluctuation of the blood sugar level.
2. Limiting the salt intake
A delicate diet is appropriate for patients with Diabetic Nephropathy. Once the patients get Kidney Failure, the water intake should also be limited.
3. Limiting the intake of protein and potassium
Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy are easy to suffer from acidosis and hyperkalemia, which will induce cardiac arrhythmia and hepatic coma, so the intake of protein and potassium should be limited.
4. Supplementing enough vitamin and trace element
Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy should supplement enough vitamin and trace element, especially vitamin B, vitamin C, zinc, calcium and iron, for these vitamins and trace elements can protect the kidneys.
Healthy diet habits can help patients with early Diabetes control blood glucose and lower down the progressing of illness condition. Some complications of Diabetes also can be avoided through healthy diet, such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease.
The above dietary principles are just for general cases of Diabetic Nephropathy, because your needs may vary depending on your kidney function. If you want to create a meal plan that meets your needs, you’d better consult your doctor. Any questions, mail to us to email@example.com , we will try our best to help.
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