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April 21, 2011

Is kidney disease reversible through diet in people with diabetes ?

4 Comments to “Is kidney disease reversible through diet in people with diabetes ?”

  1. Gayle Booth MS RD LDN - DaVita Renal Dietitian said,

    April 25, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    I managed the ketogenic diet used in children with seizure disorders in children. One of the side effects we noticed, studied and published findings was the increased bruising (platelet fragility) in some patients on the ketogenic diet. These were children not treated with anticoagulants or other blood thinning medications as prescribed for many people with diabetic kidney disease. I am excited about possibly helping patients use the ketogenic diet to reverse kidney disease in the future. But, closely monitored controlled studies using the diet while monitoring side effects are needed. This diet is not a “stand-alone at your kitchen sink” diet. Metabolic changes occur that may cause harm if not medically monitored with a person’s health care team.

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    November 23, 2011 @ 2:26 am

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  3. Alisha said,

    April 1, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

    I have high blood presure, also my kidney function is at 45% is this reversible? I just found out about it. can diet help? I am taking meds for it. could that be a cause?

  4. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    April 28, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

    Your kidney function may improve with a healthy diet and blood pressure control, exercise and if needed, weight loss. However, chronic kidney disease is progressive, so kidney function may continue to decline. It’s important to keep blood pressure controlled, educate yourself about kidney disease and have regular doctor visits to monitor your kidney function.

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