Kidney Dieters Need to Follow a Meal Planner That Consists of The Appropriate Diet for Their Condition-Predialysis Diet
Not all renal diets are the same! The diets are pre-dialysis, renal diabetic and dialysis. Each of these conditions has its own set of limitations and expectations. I often find that people just search for renal diet thinking that they are getting the right thing for them and they have no idea it does not match what they really need. I find that most patients at this stage of the search are in pre-dialysis and have not been educated by their doctor or physician on what to do about the condition and nutrition. Most dialysis patients have received education over the years and have a sense of what is going on with their condition. A predialysis diet is needed along with education on what will make the patient feel better.
Currently a diet meal plan for predialysis does exist written by Mathea Ford. Her Renal Diet HQ site also offers an IQ series for predialysis that is formatted into modules that number 1-12! The meal plans have patterns and recipes along with grocery lists. Each predialysis diet has low and high potassium an phosphorus lists. Each IQ series module is formatted for reading in terms that can be understood by just about any patient. The topics are many and include eating out and lab terminology just to name a few. A predialysis diet is a good starting point for any patient.