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7/24/19 11:23 A

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I know this wasn't part of the original question, but in response to one of the posts below: A low-protein diet is not necessary until a certain point in the disease progression, and a diet high in starch might be high in some of the minerals you're trying to limit. Kidney diseases is complicated. Your nephrologist should be able to help sort of some of the confusion, and/or recommend a dietitian that can work with you one on one based on your specific disease and needs.




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7/19/19 2:01 P

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Glad you are seeing a nephrologist



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7/19/19 10:44 A

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Thank You So Very Much for the information. I am seeing a nephrologist and I have just had an ultra sound done as well as a lot of lab work. I see the nephrologist again in a few weeks to see what I need to do now. I just want to "take the bull by the horns" and start eating for my kidney disease instead of waiting until the next appointment. I know that she said that I am already eating very healthy, my cholesterol numbers look great as do the numbers for sodium (which I already limit to a maximum of 1500 mg. per day - but try to stick to around 1000 - 1200 mg), potassium, protein and phosphorus. But I just want to be able to make sure that I do stay within the recommended limits for my stage of CKD now and in the future.

I will check out those links and see how I might be able to edit some of those items if possible so that they are more along the lines of what a renal diet should be. With so very many people dealing with kidney disease I was sort of hoping that there was an option to add that I am dealing with kidney disease (like you can for hypertension, diabetes and such) and have the recommendations change for that health issue.

Thank You So Very Much

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7/16/19 9:17 A

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"A simple, highly effective way to preserve kidney function is to reduce the workload on them by eating a diet with a minimal amount of excess protein, and this is best accomplished with a starch-based diet. "

www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/healt
h-science/hot-topics/medical-topics/ki
dney-disease/


www.kidney.org/atoz/content/what-plant-bas
ed-diet-and-it-good-kidney-disease


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7/16/19 6:31 A



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7/14/19 12:33 A

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I have no idea how to do it using the app, but if you are on the website via browser, then you can change the Potassium goal in mg, and set the Phosphorus to a different percentage --- but there is no way of changing the unit to mg instead.

Go to your Nutrition Tracker, find the "Tools and Settings" section, and hit the "Edit Nutrition Goals" button. This will open up a new window showing a list titled "Suggested Nutrition Program & Goals", which shows all nutrients that are currently tracked, and the goal numbers. Each item that is listed will have the option to edit or delete - and you can "Add Another Nutrient to Track" for items that aren't listed. Make sure to hit the "Save Your Changes" button when you are done instead of just closing the page.

With the exceptions of Potassium and Sodium, all vitamins and minerals are listed as % RDI. To find out what 100% is, you can check the Spark People Reference Guide to Minerals ( www.sparkpeople.com/resource/reference_min
erals.asp
) which shows 100% Phosphorus as being 700mg, or the Spark People Reference Guide to Vitamins ( www.sparkpeople.com/resource/reference_vit
amins.asp
).

For better instructions, you might want to check out the official FAQ listings: www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_all_faq
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Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but major kudos on taking charge of making the necessary changes and being diligent in doing all that you can to take the best possible care of yourself. All of the best to you!

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7/13/19 4:59 P

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I’d like to know too.



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7/13/19 4:51 P

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I was recently diagnosed with CKD and I would like to know if there is any way to adjust the total potassium to the total that is recommended for me. Also for phosphorus it just states 100 - 125% with no information on the total mg on the weekly progress chart. Is there any way to adjust that to show the mg.? I would also like to lower the number for sodium on that chart if at all possible
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