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  • KathyRoosa
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    Originally posted by KelseyAtDaVita View Post


    ​Hi maiahsdad, feeling frustrated and confused around a new diet is completely normal, especially when trying to manage two different diets. Have you tried the DaVita Diet Helper yet? It allows you to plan and track kidney-friendly meals that adhere to your nutritional goals - and there is an option to indicate whether or not your'e on a diabetic diet as well. A lot of DaVita's 1,000+ recipes are both kidney-friendly and diabetes friendly. Give it a try here: http://bit.ly/2ae6Vi2.

    I hope this helps! Have a great day

    THE DIET HELPER IS FABULOUS.

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  • KelseyAtDaVita
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    Originally posted by maiahsdad View Post

    Hello. I'm in the very same boat. I find myself being very nauseated, frustrated, and feeling sick all the time. The renal dietitian would only say what could be good, and just use moderation. I have Stage 3, and Type 2 Diabetes. One thing says eat white rice, and the other says brown. It's like whatever helps Diabetes, kills the kidneys, and visa versa. Am I just doomed to either go on dialysis, or just starve to death. This has been SO DISCOURAGING.... I'm trying hard not to hate my heritage... I walk around the grocery store not knowing WHAT to get. Everything I see, I remember that I can't have it for one of the diseases. Sounds like a death sentence..... just being honest about my feelings.

    I need to know WHAT I CAN eat, and HOW MUCH OF IT...... Three dietitians have taken the money, and NOT given me ANYTHING conclusive.

    ​Hi maiahsdad, feeling frustrated and confused around a new diet is completely normal, especially when trying to manage two different diets. Have you tried the DaVita Diet Helper yet? It allows you to plan and track kidney-friendly meals that adhere to your nutritional goals - and there is an option to indicate whether or not your'e on a diabetic diet as well. A lot of DaVita's 1,000+ recipes are both kidney-friendly and diabetes friendly. Give it a try here: http://bit.ly/2ae6Vi2.

    I hope this helps! Have a great day

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  • KathyRoosa
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    I made this recipe this week and it was great! http://www.cilantroandcitronella.com...-curried-rice/
    Next time I make it I will probably increase the ginger and curry powder a little. I also like spicy food, so I added a pinch of birds-eye chili powder as seasoning on my serving (my husband does not like food as spicy as I do.) Let me know if you try it.

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  • KathyRoosa
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    Originally posted by CrazyCannuk View Post
    I would love any direction on a renal diabetic diet. I can't find any recipes online where I know what all ingredients are. I have a list of what not to eat that runs a mile long but need some recipes for what I can eat for both diabetes and kidney disease.

    I am working on this myself! It can be done! The best thing is to cut back on protein as much as possible; eat very little meat, lots of veggies and fruit. According to my doctor, the old guidelines for low carb are being changed by recent studies.It's the value of the carbs that are important. For instance, carbs from pasta vs. carbs from fruits and veggies. I'd be happy to give you some of the recipes I'm developing! I have not seen whether there is a forum for recipes yet, but I can post them there or send them to you.
    I'd also recommend the book Protienaholic by Dr. Garth Davis.

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  • maiahsdad
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    Originally posted by Ribbit57 View Post
    can you tell me the book you are reading? I have both Type 2 Diabetes and stage four kidney disease. I am trying to understand how to eat well for both diseases. I am finding it difficult because the two diets contradict each other. For example, you are told to eat whole grains for diabetes and white bread and white rice for the kidney diet. Thanks!
    Hello. I'm in the very same boat. I find myself being very nauseated, frustrated, and feeling sick all the time. The renal dietitian would only say what could be good, and just use moderation. I have Stage 3, and Type 2 Diabetes. One thing says eat white rice, and the other says brown. It's like whatever helps Diabetes, kills the kidneys, and visa versa. Am I just doomed to either go on dialysis, or just starve to death. This has been SO DISCOURAGING.... I'm trying hard not to hate my heritage... I walk around the grocery store not knowing WHAT to get. Everything I see, I remember that I can't have it for one of the diseases. Sounds like a death sentence..... just being honest about my feelings.

    I need to know WHAT I CAN eat, and HOW MUCH OF IT...... Three dietitians have taken the money, and NOT given me ANYTHING conclusive.

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  • KelseyAtDaVita
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    Originally posted by Im50biteme View Post
    I am in the same boat. I have been feeling terrible since giving up my dietary staples of dairy, whole grains and super greens! My sugars were so good, but now it is a crap shoot as to what the numbers will be from day to day. This site is the best I have found, and I am going to follow the exact diet for a week to see what happens.....
    Hi there, welcome to myDaVita! Have you tried using the DaVita Diet Helper yet? It helps you plan and track kidney-friendly meals based on your personal nutritional goals and targets. Give it a try here: https://www.davita.com/mydavita/diet-helper. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

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  • Im50biteme
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    I am in the same boat. I have been feeling terrible since giving up my dietary staples of dairy, whole grains and super greens! My sugars were so good, but now it is a crap shoot as to what the numbers will be from day to day. This site is the best I have found, and I am going to follow the exact diet for a week to see what happens.....
    Last edited by Im50biteme; 04-22-2016, 12:32 PM.

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  • diabeticbunny
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    Hi - My name is Holly, aka diabetic bunny, and I've recently joined DaVita. I have both type 2 diabetes and stage 3b CKD. I've had diabetes for over 22 years and the kidney problems were brought to my attention last year. I totally agree with everyone who's confused about what to eat and not eat. Having high potassium is not helping either. I feel like if I restrict myself to everything I'm suppose to - I'd be eating air. I have an appointment with a dietitian next week, but since she works at an Endocrinologist office, I'm hoping she knows about kidney disease and high potassium. (pretty sure she will) I'm excited to be in this forum. I have questions and a lot of people don't have the answers to the multiple issues.

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  • KelseyAtDaVita
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    Originally posted by HAMPTON263 View Post
    I agree. Having both problems at the same time. They do contradict one another. I'm struggling with the same thing. I know this is an old post. I would a book to read and follow that could Me understand how to prepare the food. Help please.Where do you find out more information. Thank you very much.
    Hi HAMPTON263, thank you for reaching out. DaVita.com has a ton of helpful kidney-diet recipes and articles. Here's a good place to start: https://www.davita.com/recipes/. Hope this helps, thank you!

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  • HAMPTON263
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    I agree. Having both problems at the same time. They do contradict one another. I'm struggling with the same thing. I know this is an old post. I would a book to read and follow that could Me understand how to prepare the food. Help please.Where do you find out more information. Thank you very much.

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  • RickyTroy
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    You can find information in this article http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease...disease/e/5328

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  • codyedwardwilliams
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    Originally posted by ewintr44 View Post
    I'm in the same boat as so many others. I have diabetes and kidney failure. I've been reading and reading and reading everything I can find online as well as seeing nutritionists, dieticians, doctors and it is really confusing. To me, it is confusing because there seems to be so many conflicting 'lists' of what a person like me can, and can't eat. I finally realized that the cause of the confusion is the fact that we are each different. There is no "ok for everyone' type of diet like I was used to doing when trying to lose weight (Weight Watchers, Atkins, etc. etc. where they give everyone the same plan). Our numbers are different, our stages are different....so diet becomes a very individualized thing. Recipes that are ok for me might not be ok for you. My diet won't be exactly like someone else's diet.

    But there are some foods that seem to be ok for almost everyone and I've been trying to focus on those for my own meal planning. Davita has an article that has some general information.
    http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease...disease/e/5328

    As I learned about my own lab results/numbers and started to focus on them and what they will allow in my diet, I begin to gather recipes that will be ok for me. But everyone also needs to continue to have lab work done periodically because numbers will change.

    I've tried to be very, very basic in my recipe search and there are some here on Davita under the "The Kidney diet > Recipe Exchange" forum that perhaps others can use. I have additional health issues that make doing things difficult at times so the recipes I gather are as simple, easy, quick, and fast as I can find. 'Cooking' a full course meal is just too difficult many times for me.

    Have you tried to go over this site http://goo.gl/Ep8fD8 ? It's a good one for people searching for a kidney diet tips.

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  • ewintr44
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    I'm in the same boat as so many others. I have diabetes and kidney failure. I've been reading and reading and reading everything I can find online as well as seeing nutritionists, dieticians, doctors and it is really confusing. To me, it is confusing because there seems to be so many conflicting 'lists' of what a person like me can, and can't eat. I finally realized that the cause of the confusion is the fact that we are each different. There is no "ok for everyone' type of diet like I was used to doing when trying to lose weight (Weight Watchers, Atkins, etc. etc. where they give everyone the same plan). Our numbers are different, our stages are different....so diet becomes a very individualized thing. Recipes that are ok for me might not be ok for you. My diet won't be exactly like someone else's diet.

    But there are some foods that seem to be ok for almost everyone and I've been trying to focus on those for my own meal planning. Davita has an article that has some general information.
    http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease...disease/e/5328

    As I learned about my own lab results/numbers and started to focus on them and what they will allow in my diet, I begin to gather recipes that will be ok for me. But everyone also needs to continue to have lab work done periodically because numbers will change.

    I've tried to be very, very basic in my recipe search and there are some here on Davita under the "The Kidney diet > Recipe Exchange" forum that perhaps others can use. I have additional health issues that make doing things difficult at times so the recipes I gather are as simple, easy, quick, and fast as I can find. 'Cooking' a full course meal is just too difficult many times for me.

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  • codyedwardwilliams
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    Originally posted by neilrogovin View Post
    angel, i too have diabetes and stage 3 CKD. I gave up bread,pasta,rice chips,chocolate. it is not easy. hang in there and let me know how you are doing

    Limiting the foods you like when in CKD is the saddest part but it's worth it in the end. Good renal diet can help in to fast track kidney health!

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  • LakeLady62
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    I am working with a dietician who is helping me a great deal. I use the davita diet helper under tools. There are recipes and meal plans, if you know your potassium, phosphate, carb, pro, sodium, and calorie restrictions. There are also recipes on Kidney.org. I hope these help all of you as they have helped me.

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