Dialysis and Nutrition Labels

Nutrition LabelThe National Kidney Foundation is involved with the FDA on some proposed changes to nutrition labels that will benefit kidney patients.  Read about it by CLICKING HERE.   As it stands, there’s a great deal of information on a nutrition label that applies to dialysis patients but Potassium and Phosphorus are not specifically identified and measured.  Instead we have to look at the ingredients and often make our best guess.  In that regard, here’s a PDF from the National Kidney Disease Education Program with advice on how to read a nutrition label for patients with kidney disease.  CLICK HERE to see it.  I found it very informative and helpful.

And somewhere as I was wandering through various links, I came across this article about “Spicing up Dialysis Diets” and figured I’d pass that along to you.  It has a listing of High Potassium and High Phosphorus foods that’s handy to know.  Also, a tasty looking recipe for Crunchy Lemon Herbed Chicken.

ALSO,  The American Kidney Fund has a new blog.  CLICK HERE to read it.   I think it’s great!

Finally for the Smart Phone set, here’s an article about an APP that may help in tracking nutrients and assist in your dietary needs.  CLICK HERE to read it.  I  haven’t tried it yet so if you do, let us know how it works for you.



About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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