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You may already be spreading carbohydrate throughout your daily meals to manage your diabetes. 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. 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.
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Adaptation Date: 2/22/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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