Diet Therapy Principles for Diabetic Nephropathy

Diet Therapy Principles for Diabetic NephropathyWhen people are attacked by diabetes, they are worried about the diet problems, especially the cooked wheaten food and fat are not suitable for patients. And when diabetes patients are accompanied with kidney disease, the diet become more strict, protein, sodium and others all limited for them. Then what kinds of foods can sustain patients’ life and delay the development of the disease at the same time. Here will introduce diabetic nephropathy patients the diet therapy principles which plays an important role in treating diabetic nephropathy.

1. Proper heats intake: the proper heats intake plays an important role in supporting nutrition and keeping patients healthy. Patients can take more carbohydrate food to supplement the insufficient heats intake and patients also can increase the plant oils containing unsaturated fatty acid such as olive oil and tea seed oil which would not lead to the high blood sugar and can lower blood sugar.

Many patients think that the less carbohydrate food they take, the better the blood sugar condition they can keep. However the insufficient heats intake can lead to the more metabolism of protein and fat which can cause the ketoacidosis, high toxins level and malnutrition.

2. Proper protein intake: the long time low protein intake can lead to malnutrition and other complications. To protect the muscles of human body, tissue repair, all kinds of enzyme and blood cells metabolism and disease-resistant, patients must guarantee the enough protein intake. But at the early stage of diabetic nephropathy, patients should limit protein intake, some plant protein can increase the kidney metabolism burden. At this time patients should take high quality protein foods such as milk, egg whites, fish, lean and so on which would not cause metabolism burden.

All in all, due to the individual difference, every diabetic nephropathy patients have the different digestive function and activities, so the fixed diet plan is not suitable for patients and patients should decide the diet according to their specific physical condition and weights. And now if you want to know more information about diabetic nephropathy diet therapy principles, you can contact our online doctors, leave us messages or send email to, we will reply you within 24 hours.


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