Kidney disease is the most devastating complication of Diabetes. A diabetic with CKD Stage 3 have 30-59% of kidney function left. Diet is an essential part of treatment. Goals of mean plan are to maintain good nutritional status, slow progression of kidney disease, and treat complications such as elevated potassium or phosphorus levels. Chat with our online doctor for free and professional advice!
Sodium increases blood pressure, which in turn causes impairment in the kidneys and increases risk of heart disease and stroke. Recommended salt intake in CKD Stage 3 and Diabetes is no more than 1,500 mg per day. Prepare fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, and meats. Limit or stay away from canned, cured, processed foods.
Restricting daily protein intake to less than 0.8g/kg/d. Refer to high biological value protein sources such as fish, pork, poultry, fresh meats. Limit salty products such as bacon and deli meat.
As kidney damage progresses, excess potassium may build up in the blood. If the blood level exceeds 5 mEq/L, one will need to limit intake of high potassium foods. Suitable choice of fruits and vegetables include apples, berries, grape, grapefruit, pears, peaches, bell peppers, fresh broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, etc.
If one's blood level exceeds 4.6 mEq/L, he or she will need to restrict phosphorus. Phosphorus is found in many high protein foods, so make sure have the protein intake from meats, dairy and beans down to the recommended level.
Because each patient with CKD Stage 3 and Diabetes has different needs, you are advised to follow your dietitian's recommendations. The meal plan should be made after assessing your specific condition. If you would like to get more information, please leave a message in the below.