Nutrition for CKD Stages 1, 2 & 3
Making healthy food choices is important for everyone. When you have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), what you eat is an important part of your care plan.
There is no set meal plan for people with kidney disease. In Stages 1, 2 & 3, living a healthy lifestyle may help prevent, slow and even stop the progression of kidney disease.
By eating healthy, exercising and taking medications as prescribed by your doctor you can:
Kidney Disease and Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you may need to make a few changes to your diabetes diet, with the help of your dietitian. Check your blood sugar levels often and try to keep your levels under control. Your doctor or pharmacist may adjust your insulin or other medications if your kidney disease gets worse.
Your doctor or renal dietitian will monitor your blood work. If any changes are required to your diet, a renal dietitian will work with you to develop a meal plan that will fit within your cultural and lifestyle needs. It is important to remember that dietary changes may vary among people with kidney disease.