Dietary Therapy for Diabetic Nephropathy in Early Stage

Dietary Therapy for Diabetic Nephropathy in Early StageDiabetic nephropathy belong to the serious complication of capillaries caused by diabetes and it is one of the leading causes of end stage renal disease. The systemic treatment in early stage of diabetic nephropathy plays an important role in preventing and delaying the development of the disease, while dietary therapy also is very important for the clinic treatment. Here will list some diet rules for patients.

1. Enough heats support: patients with lime time of heats insufficient need consume the subcutaneous fat and protein to support the normal heats need. In addition, protein also are leaking with the urine, so patients often suffer hypoproteinemia. Diabetic nephropathy patients need take enough heats, which is benefit to improve the body quality and the proper heats intake should be 105-126kj/kg every day.

2. Low protein intake: too much protein intake can accumulate the kidney disease development for the protein urine and 0.8-1.6g/kg per day is proper. However, the high quality protein contain amino acid is necessary to correct the prevent hypoproteinemia. The suitable foods for patients include egg whites, milk, lean and so on.

3. Control the blood sugar: only when the blood sugar level is around the normal range, the diabetic nephropathy and other complications can be prevented and inhibited effectively. The heats proportion of carbohydrate should be 50%-60% of the total heats intake, which is good for the blood sugar level stable.

4. Low salt intake: the salt intake plays an important role for patients in early stage of diabetic nephropathy. Low salt is good for the control of blood pressure, inhibit the development of the disease and reduce edema. The salt intake every day should be less than 5g. Except the salt, the foods containing rich sodium such as pickle foods, bean products, processed foods and so on should be limited.

All in all, at the diet of early stage of diabetic nephropathy, patients need get enough heats and limit the salt and protein intake, control their blood sugar at the same time. The dietary therapy can do something in preventing and controlling the development of the disease. And if you want to know more, you can contact our online doctors, leave us messages or send email to, we will reply you within 24 hours.


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