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By reflecting Latest Reply 2010-11-03 19:33:38 -0500
Started 2010-11-03 10:52:06 -0500

I am a 51 year old women (in another week) that is type 2 diabetic and has on going calcium oxcilate stones in my kidneys that require removal. My diabetes is controled pretty well with oral medication but most of the foods that I am allowed to eat due to the oxilate problem so far are in opposition to my diabetes it seems. Does anyone know of a site that you can put in your health info and get a list of foods that are OK with all things in consideration? It is really frustrating me to figure out how I can still eat with in the boundaries of these health issues together. Thank you very much. :)

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jayabee52 2010-11-03 19:33:38 -0500 Report

Howdy Reflecting
I took the liberty of searching "oxilate" to understand more about what you're suffering. Here's a website which came up which might be of interest to you: On this site there is a section of low oxilate food lists and recipes.

I pray this is helpful to you.

also, Welcome to DC!

May God's richest blessings be to you and yours.


jeffrey9127 2010-11-03 19:14:38 -0500 Report

When I had calcium oxcilate stones I was told to limit Beef, Liver, Iced Tea and dark green vegetables,(spinach, Broccoli,Kale,etc.). I now eat these food in moderation. I no longer drink iced tea. I have not had any conflicts with my diet for Diabetes. Have you been given a lot of restictions because of the kidney stones?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-03 18:44:53 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. In my house we share. I get the diabetes. My husband got the kidney stones.
Where we used to live the water had a weird chemical/mineral makeup and gave him lots of kidney stone problems. He started to drink only distilled water and had no more kidney stones. If he switched back to the local water, problems would happen. It has been 20 or more years since he was in the hospital for a stone removal. The distilled water was the only modification he had to make. His Doctor even had another patient call and ask what had helped him. Maybe something similar is causing your problems.
I remember how frustrated we were trying to learn what foods he needed to avoid. He just kept having way too much calcium in his blood and urine. If I'd had to figure for the diabetes factor I would have been totally lost.
I wish there was a data base like you suggest. There are so many who have conflicting diet requirements. It sure would simplify a whole lot of people's lives.
Happy Birthday. You don't type a day over 40.

Harlen 2010-11-03 11:31:37 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
I am sorry I can not help you iether.
But I do know that you can swich to insulin and have a much bigger sulection of foods to eat.If you do fined a site that can do that let me know
Best wishes

kdroberts 2010-11-03 11:29:31 -0500 Report

There really isn't a site like that since there is no real set foods and amounts that will work for large groups of people.

If you really can't find a balance that will work for both issues it might be a good idea to talk to your doctor about meal time insulins. Since it seems like a lot of the acceptable foods for your kidney stones are largely carbohydrate based and a lot of the bad ones are protein based, using a meal time insulin like humalog, novolog or apidra would allow you to increase your carbohydrate intake but still keep your blood sugar under control. Maybe not an ideal solution but it would be something to talk to your doctors about.

RAYT721 2010-11-03 11:11:51 -0500 Report

While I don't have an answer to your question, I am sure that other members will be able to offer answers. The purpose of my reply is to welcome you to our website, wish you a happy birthday, and let you know that I will be thinking of you and wishing you well during this stressful period. I am often amazed and always delighted by the people on this incredible website. I hope you'll find friendships here, support, encouragement, prayers, answers, education and whatever you need. Let me know if I can help in any way!

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