diet for Husband
lturner62 posted:
My husband was recently released from the hospital on a soft renal diet. He has kidney disease, diabetes, and anemia. I am finding it very confusing to plan a menu when what is good for one issue is not good for the other. Can anyone point me in a good direction?
mrscora01 responded:
Your best bet is to find a renal dietitian and follow that diet. If you don't follow the renal plan, you can get into serious trouble with your kidney and your heart. And it can happen fast with things like potassium. Try to compensate with the diabetes as best you can. Is your husband on insulin? That will make things a bit easier. You can find good renal cookbooks on most online book stores.

john-skpt responded:
Absolutely! Get some professional advice from a dietician familiar with kidney disease. No two patients are exactly alike, so each diet has to be tailored to the individual's needs and test results. Some patients retain potassium or sodium, other patients excrete large amounts of them, some people need calcium, others hold on to an abundance of it. Some people lose vast amounts of protein, others can't tolerate it and must limit protein intake.

It's very hard to find the best balance without some professional help.