Top of the page
You may already be spreading carbohydrate throughout your daily meals. When you also have kidney disease, you need to avoid foods that make your kidneys worse. Keep your blood sugar and blood pressure as near normal as you can to reduce your chance of kidney failure.
Your doctor and dietitian will help you make an eating plan. It will be based on your body weight, size, and medical condition. You may need to limit salt, fluids, and protein. You also may need to limit minerals such as potassium and phosphorus. It takes planning, but there are plenty of tasty, healthy foods you can eat. Always talk with your doctor or dietitian before you make changes in your diet.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Ask your healthcare provider how to change your diet to eat the amount of potassium that's right for you. Refer to Potassium and Your Kidney Diet for a complete list of potassium foods.
Ask your healthcare provider how to change your diet to eat the amount of phosphorus that's right for you.
Go to https://www.healthwise.net/patientEd
Enter W669 in the search box to learn more about "Diabetic Renal Diet: Care Instructions".
Adaptation Date: 8/18/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 2006-2021 Healthwise, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.