6-20-15: Revised to delete the link to a site no longer available. Don’t worry. I’ll find more! LOL
Okay, I’ve written about “Dialysis and Phosphorus” and, eventually, “Dialysis and Potassium” (Sorry, I haven’t written it yet. I didn’t realize that until just now! Oops)
From RenalDietHQ comes an article that just about covers every base from CKD diet plans to ESRD diet plans. It’s a payment-based diet system, but for some people, that may be a good way to manage their diet. CLICK HERE to read it. But, for free, there is the Davita Diet Helper; you’ll have to put some effort into managing your own diet, however.
Let them eat during dialysis! Here’s a study published in the Journal of Renal Nurtition that looks at the benefits of eating or feeding patients during dialysis. It’s very technical because it’s an academic study but it shows that feeding dialysis patients improves their lot. Let Them Eat During Dialysis: An Overlooked Opportunity to Improve Outcomes in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
And, some tips from the ESRD Network 8 (AL, MS, TN) about a dialysis diet and the notorious “FAST FOOD”!
Here’s a post from the National Kidney Foundation titled, “7 Kidney-friendly Superfoods” Here are some foods you CAN eat! Yay!
Here’s a sign-up page for the Davita Diet Helper. Davita has a committed group of dietitians that come up with great kidney-friendly ideas all the time
That’s it for the moment but I’m sure I’ll come across much more to add to this. In the meantime, if you have a good recipe or place where you find inspiration for cooking for dialysis, please feel free to comment below. It will really help others.
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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 could be hooked up to a machine that would clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I went to a dialysis center and had too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passed through a process where it was cleaned and the fluid was removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time.
In November 2017, I received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. My life went into overdrive. With a "new" functioning kidney, I no longer had to go to a dialysis center and my days were not open to be lived rather than recovering from dialysis which meant dialyzing for three days and resting for 4 days a week. I work full-time and often 50 hours per week. It is something I never imagined. I highly recommend it! HeeHee
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Thank you for this! My hisband is having a hard time with his diet. We will check it out.
I think it’s one of the THE MOST DIFFICULT things about kidney failure! Every day and every meal is a challenge.
Thank you for this!