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@SHARONCAPPS those conditions are different and altho' diet may help somewhat, it isn't potentially life or death as with renal and diabetes issues, and with diabetes, apart from the risk of blindness, there is also a very strong risk of limb amputation. The kidney disease could develop into dialysis or worse.

These two conditions particularly aren't a 'one-size fits all' and needs a one-to-one. As an example, one person with Diabetes may be given quite different advice to another re carb amounts in a day etc. and where to aim to keep the blood sugar levels, and those with renal issues could be on a severely restricted 2 cups (total) fluid a day, or 4 cups fluid per day, or severe protein restrictions (again varying from person to person). There are other nutrients that the Dietitian needs to focus on as well.

And THEN we factor in Gout. That adds another complication to the diet. The Dietitian has to take THAT person's total health into consideration and it could be quite different to another with the same condition(s).

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Krys, I also have mild fibromyalgia, and COPD. I also have asthma. I researched diets and try follow them in a health manner.

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@SHARONCAPPS - the OP has "diabetes, kidney disease, gout" as well as minor heart issues and other health problems. The diabetes, kidney disease, and gout, in particular, should have the input of a Registered Dietitian. Combine them all and it is really important.

If the first Registered Dietitian doesn't give advice based on all health issues combined, then get a referral to another. OR you could phone a Hospital and ask to speak with a Dietitian. I have done this for me; for my late husband; and for clients (I was a caregiver) and have received some really great advice that hasn't cost anything.

I have had a sh*t Registered Dietitian who actually refused to discuss MY nutrition with me, but rather generic info which didn't apply to me anyway. In time I got an excellent Registered Dietitian who helped me to tweak my normally very healthy diet, to get to where I am now ..... a lot of weight down and maintaining for a few years.

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Chichi, I have never used a dietician. I just learned to choose healthy foods and healthy fats, lots of fruit and vegetables. I seems to be working for me. Welcome back to Spark.

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It sounds like you got a dud Dietitian. Was he/she a REGISTERED Dietitian?

I would be inclined to ask for a referral to a different one, and ensure that the person is a properly qualified/registered Dietitian.

My late hubby was in a similar situation re his various health conditions but the Dietitians who had input for him were excellent and took ALL of his health issues into account.

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I have tried a dietitian. It wasnít really any help. Diets are so,different. Kidney diet is the exact opposite of the diabetes diet. The gout diet is different from either of those. They tell me what the diets are, then wish me luck. Iíve mostly been following the diabetes diet.

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Given your extensive health issues, I would strongly suggest that you ask your Dr for a referral to a Registered Dietitian. Then you can get help as it pertains directly to you and YOUR health issues, from someone who is qualified in that area.

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Hi,
I?m not really new here. I?ve been here before and wish I would have stayed. Weight lose I?s so hard. I hate it when people say ?just don?t eat?. I have many health issues and many diet restrictions. I had cancer surgery this year, and for now I am cancer free. I had the lower left lung and 11 lymph nodes removed. In addition. I have LUPUS, fibromyalgia, diabetes, kidney disease, gout and minor heart problems. Needless to say I spend a lot of time visiting doctors.

Having said all that, please don?t think I?m trying to start a pity party. I have a fabulous life and I live it fully. I have a wonderful and supportive family. Last year my daughter bought a house with in-law quarters and I now live with her.

I love to read, travel, go to movies and spend time with the family. I also do Tai Chi, quilting, crochet, and am learning to watercolor.

I?ve been over weight for about 25 years. I?m going to be 71 this year and I really hate the thought of dieting!! My doctor suggested I try the D.A.S.H diet. So, I?m going to give it a try. So Monday is my launch day (the day after Easter). I will track my progress!

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