Proper nutrition is especially important when you’re living with dialysis treatments. There’s no one right nutrition plan. Monthly blood tests help your kidney dietitian understand what nutrients you need more of and which nutrients you may need to limit.
Your dietitian will recommend a well-rounded nutrition plan that fits your preferences, goals, and needs, including:
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Your body uses protein to build muscle, repair tissue, and fight infection. Dialysis removes some protein from your body while removing waste. Your dialysis dietitian helps you create a meal plan to help you get the right amount of protein – enough, but not too much.
Here are some good sources of protein for people living on dialysis:
Monthly blood and other lab tests help your dialysis dietitian understand what nutrients you need more of and which nutrients you may need to limit.
Uncontrolled diabetes makes it harder to stay healthy on dialysis. Monitor and control your blood sugar. Take prescribed medications. Make food choices to help control your blood sugar.