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Foods to Eat and Avoid for PKD Patients with High Blood Sugar

Foods to Eat and Avoid for PKD Patients with High Blood SugarFor elderly PKD patients, it is common that polycystic kidney disease and high blood sugar co-exist. In most cases, high blood sugar indicates the onset of diabetes. Faced by PKD and high blood glucose, patients should know what foods to eat and not eat clearly.

Foods to eat for patients with PKD and high blood sugar

The general dietary suggestions for these patients are not to increase the burden on kidneys, speed the growth rate of kidney cysts and raise blood sugar. Thereby, PKD patients whose blood sugar is higher than the normal should eat foods low in sodium, protein, sugar, purine,oxalate, and so on.

In view of this, some foods such as cabbage, red bell peppers, cranberry, soy bean, and so on, are good choices to eat for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients with high blood sugar. (To get such a food list in detail, you can contact us through emailing to

Foods to avoid for PKD patients with high blood sugar

From the above content, we have learned something of prohibitive foods for patients with these two problems. Now, we will introduce them in detail.

1. Bacon, canned foods, processed foods, salty condiments, etc. Usually, high blood pressure or back pain is the first sign of PKD, while extra sodium intake can worsen patients’ high blood pressure easily. Therefore, these high-sodium foods had better to be avoided.

2. Seafoods, animal giblets and other high-purine foods. Purine is the source of uric acid. When kidneys are damaged by enlarged kidney cysts, they may be unable to eliminate extra uric acid effectively. Then, the buildup of uric acid can cause gout.

3. Spinach, sweet potatoes, star fruit, okra, etc. These foods are rich in oxalate that may increase the growth rate of PKD kidney cysts and increase the burden on kidneys.

4. Candies, sweet snack, watermelon, and so on. As we know, they are high in sugar that may make patients’ blood sugar out of control easily.

If you still have any question about foods to eat and avoid for PKD patients with high blood sugar, you can tell us directly.

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