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Diabetes & Kidney Disease

If you have diabetes and CKD, you’re definitely not alone—about 1 in 3 American adults with diabetes also has CKD. The right diet helps your body function at its best, but figuring out what to eat can be a major challenge. What’s good for you on one meal plan may not be good on the other. Your first step: meet with a registered dietitian who’s trained in both diabetes and CKD nutrition. Together you’ll create a diet plan to keep blood sugar levels steady and reduce how much waste and fluid your kidneys have to handle. Medicare and many private insurance plans may pay for your appointment. Ask if your policy covers medical nutrition therapy (MNT). MNT includes a nutrition plan designed just f

Key Reasons Why You Should Take Care Of Your Kidneys

Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that are located just below the rib cage. Kidneys are responsible for essential functions that keep our blood’s composition stable, allowing the body to function properly. In fact, each day your kidney filters 120 to 150 quarts of blood! Check out these Key Reasons to Take Care of Your Kidneys to learn other reasons kidney health is so important. 1. Kidneys Help Regulate Water The body must contain the right amount of water for it to function correctly. The kidneys work to remove excess water or to retain water when the body needs more. 2. Kidneys Remove Waste Not only do the kidneys remove waste – but they also keep substances found in the blood and bodi

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