chronic Kidney desease

By bashmentgranny Latest Reply 2011-10-14 10:16:05 -0500
Started 2011-10-11 23:19:22 -0500

Can any one help my husband has just been diagnosed and I am getting a lot of conflicting info re his diet being a diabetic and having ckd, he has to have a diet for diabetes, low sodium low cholesterol, low potassium cna any one help, please!!!!!!! the dietition says he should have 2 spoons of white sugar in his tea for breakfast, this does not seem right to me… he also says he is to have brockley and cauliflower, but i thought that they were high in potassium . we live in a small country town in Jamaica, so it is hard to find any one to help, looking forward to a reply …Jenny

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jayabee52 2011-10-12 02:53:32 -0500 Report

Howdy Jenny, WELCOME to Diabetic connect.

I understand your frustration Jenny, as I am one with both T2 and CKD. I am frustrated by trying to meld the two eating plans together too.
Here are resources I have found helpful:

Diabetes & CKD:\

Livestrong : Diabetes & CKD

AAKP Library:
Dozens of links to various aspects of CKD including the one below which is more to the point of melding the two menu plans together.

AAKP & diabetes:
Again, there are a LOT of links there. Browse through the information here for meal plans

Here is one I have found particularly useful:

About the sugar: If your husband can take his tea without sugar he should be encouraged to do so. If he cannot, perhaps he could wean himself away from the taste of sweetness gradually by decresing his amount of sugar put in over time. The other sweeteners each have a problem with them. I myself have used some artificial sweeteners for a number of years, but have weaned myself off of any sweetener.
I have given up coffee and tea altogether and haven't had a diet soda for over 2 years now. I am trying to preserve the little function my kidneys have left ao if possible I can stay off of dialysis. However should I need something sweetened, I will use as little sugar as necessary since it is the least harmful of all the sweeteners IMO.

I pray this is useful for you.

Praying God's richest blessings to you and yours!


bashmentgranny 2011-10-12 15:52:09 -0500 Report

thanks so much James, you will never know how you have made me feel not so alone, I will go to the links you have suggested. My husband has been using splender, I thought this was o.k.I have heard that dandilion tea is good for the kidneys have you heard about this? thanks again and do keep in touch Jenny

jayabee52 2011-10-13 06:00:13 -0500 Report

I have heard that dandelion tea has been used as a folk remedy for various maladies, but not specifically having to do with the kidneys. I don't know exactly how to check that one out.

One caution however, you would only want to eat dandelion greens or drink dandelion tea from yards or fields which have not been sprayed with herbacides or pesticides. We wouldn't want to potentially consume poisons would we?

Jeanae 2011-10-14 10:16:05 -0500 Report

My Mom was diagnosed with cancer in 1988 and instead of doing chemo or radiation, she just had surgery to remove part of her stomach and then started eating only organic foods and no red meat. She drank dandelion tea every day of her life after that. The Dr. said she woud live a couple of years. She passed away last September at the age of 110. She would have her grandkids pick the dandelions, clean them, steam them or freeze them in small batches for her and she would make tea every day. I don't know if it was the tea or the diet or that she was just too stubborn to die but she lived a great, long life and was able to live alone until the day she passed.

kiltimagh 2011-10-13 08:42:37 -0500 Report

I learned that UNSWEETENED (only available at Whole Foods in my area) Cranberry juice diluted 7 parts water to 1 part juice is excellent way to 'flush' the liver and kidneys of residue from pharmaceuticals.Only when these organs are functioning optimally can we hope to lose weight and feel better.Drink it all day long instead of water.This is juice is very bitter full strength. I am used to it diluted now but occasionally add Splenda although Truvia would probably be a better choice. Do NOT use the no sugar variety available at the grocery store. We are coming up on the time of year when we can get fresh cranberries and you can make it yourself (cheaper). If anyone is interested, respond and I'll post the recipe later!

jayabee52 2011-10-14 01:22:04 -0500 Report

please post your recipe in the recipes section. That way it will be accessable to more people and won't get "buried" in the discussions.

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