Dialysis Looming: Phosphate diet friends?

By Verdess Latest Reply 2017-11-12 12:37:33 -0600
Started 2017-11-07 21:45:15 -0600

I am helping my 56 year young husband to muddle through this process as his kidneys are now failing due to the disease. His diabetes is totally genetic. He lives a healthy life, is a great dad to two teenagers and a wonderful husband of 17 years. in late 2015 he had colon cancer but as of today has been cancer free for 2 years. Good thing because you need to be free for 5 years to get a kidney through the transplant network. I feel so alone. Is there anybody else out there? Also, I have poured my experience and education into diet, vitamins and the few other things we can control. I am proud to say that he has lost 30 lbs in 6 months and come from 100 ul of vantis (insulin) to none. In fact his blood sugar got so low that they put him on 10 ug to keep it from going to low.
I love to cook and have invest a ton of time making everything from scratch to follow a low phosphorous, low potassium. low salt diet.

In short— so many foods that people say are healthy are NOT for diabetics. They take your kidneys down. Most green leafy veggies, tomatoes and potatoes and most root vegetables like beets.

Is anybody else out there on the brink of kidney failure or perhaps not so sick and interested in working together on cooking for serious ill diabetics?

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GabbyPA 2017-11-12 12:37:33 -0600 Report

I hope you are able to find the help you seek. I do not have this issue and can see how hard it has to be. We have had members here on dialisis, and hopefully some of them will chime in. There is an old member (who I have not seen active for some time) but his member name is Jaybee and he often shared his diet with the members here. You might want to do a search in our discussions section for kidney diet or something and look for his name. I hope that helps.

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