What foods are allowed for both diets? Does anyone have notes on index cards to share for meal groups: proteins, veggies, fruits, snacks, sweets?
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Hello @dpy and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You ask a good question about combining diets for two different health issues. We have members, like you, who need to follow both eating plans. I would like to invite @kamama94 @gingerw @deborahjane and @cgboaz to this discussion.
Have you asked for a referral to a registered dietician. Dieticians are extememly helpful in developing eating plans for various health issues.
, @dpyI'm wondering how long you have had these health issues?
@hopeful33250 @dpy Although I have done fairly well on a modified diabetic diet and a meat- and dairy-free renal diet, I have not focused on oxalates much. I watch potassium, phosphorus, and sodium especially and use maple sugar or syrup only occasionally and limit sweets. Although I have had kidney stones in the past, since we discovered a totally atrophied nonfunctioning left kidney about 4 1/2 years ago, stones have not been an issue for me but I can related to your dilemma! The Connect support groups are wonderful, welcome to help and hope!
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I have had kidney stone issues for one year. I found out about the other issues 2 months ago.
@dpy Let me add my welcome to you, also. While I am not a diabetic, I do follow a fairly strict renal diet for my kidneys, and a diet that minimizes my gout issues. @hopeful33250 has a good suggestion to look in to a dietician's suggestions.
It's never easy to follow a different style f eating, To combine two together is considering what to eat, sometimes all there is is "apples, oatmeal, and cardboard" as i refer to my eating plan. I will note that a fellow member commented that rather than looking at it all as "diet" look and your eating as a "meal plan". I like that concept, to help put a more positive spin on it all, and as a reminder that you will feel healthier when you have more control on how you feel!
There is a lot of information here on Mayo Clinic Connect for you to look through! Under the Diabetes and Endocrine group, there is a discussion on Type 2 diets, that you might find helpful. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/diabetic-diet/
And here is a link to information about a diabetes diet from the Center for Disease Control [CDC]. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/managing/eat-well.html
From Healthline comes an article on oxalates: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/low-oxalate-diet
I was wondering how you were doing. Have you learned anything new about an eating plan?
Will you post an update, when it's convenient?
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