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Control diabetes while on dialysis

Control diabetes while on dialysis

World Kidney Day is observed on March 12 every year and the theme for this year is 'Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere', which aims at preventing, detection and equitable access to care.

Experts share some in depth tips that can help individual to control diabetes while on dialysis.

Dialysis patients with diabetes- control measures

Diabetes is the most significant cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The rise in the number of diabetic patients in India directly correlates with the increase in the number of kidney disease patients. It is imperative to take care of Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes to maintain good health while on dialysis.

Keeping a check on blood sugar levels, eating a well-balanced diet and exercising are a few tips that you must have heard from your dialysis technician.

Diet tips:

Three meals a day is a must which will help in preventing the blood sugar from going too high or too low

Maintain a healthy range for your daily calorie count.

Avoid foods that are high in calories

Opt for non-processed foods such as grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy and lean meats

Eat low-potassium fruits and vegetables that will add fiber to your diet

Physical activity tips:

Maintain proper weight by exercising daily

If obese, weight should be reduced

Include aerobic & resistance training which will help in lowering blood sugar and keep blood glucose within a normal range

Medicine tips:

Check your blood sugar on

regular basis

Take your medicine as

recommended by your doctor

Frequently monitoring your blood glucose on dialysis days, mainly before you begin your dialysis treatment

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