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Healthy Diet Plan for Diabetic Nephropathy

Time:  2014-01-06 16:57

Healthy Diet Plan for Diabetic NephropathyTreating Diabetic Nephropathy is a long process. Just depending on medication can not control the state of illness, we should also pay attention to what we drink and eat. Here is a healthy diet plan for Diabetic Nephropathy. Hope it can help you.

Why healthy diet is important for people with Diabetic Nephropathy

For people with Diabetic Nephropathy, their kidneys can not work properly to filter the metabolic wastes produced by the food you consume. Too much wastes building up in your blood will result in many symptoms, even uremia. While healthy diet can decrease the wastes and help alleviate symptoms. Therefore, healthy diet is very important for people with Diabetic Nephropathy.

Healthy diet plan for Diabetic Nephropathy

-High quality protein

Too much protein intake means producing many wastes, which will worsen your kidney disease. So we should keep a low-protein diet. But protein is necessary for our body, we have to eat some protein to sustain our life. When we choose diet, we should choose some high quality protein, such as egg white, lean meat, fish, etc. Almost all of them contain essential amino-acid, which can be absorbed by our body with less wastes.

-Low sodium diet

Too much sodium diet will worsen water retention, resulting in severe edema, so we should limit the intake of sodium. Diet high in sodium includes: salt, canned food, processed food, smoked product, etc.

-Low sugar diet

Diabetic Nephropathy is caused by diabetes. So we should pay attention to the intake of sugar, which is helpful for controlling blood sugar.

-High vitamin diet

Vitamins plays an important role in boosting your immune system so that it can protect your from various diseases. Fresh vegetables and fruits high in vitamin includes kiwi fruit, cranberry, pomegranate, onions, pepper, etc.


In order to reduce edema, you should also restrict your intake of fluid. Because your kidneys can not remove the potassium, phosphorus and so on, there is a restriction for them.

In different stages of Diabetic Nephropathy, there are different requirements to diet. Therefore,you had better consult a dietitian regularly. We are also glad to help you.

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