Diabetes and Kidney Stones

Posted by whispers1944 @whispers1944, Mar 24, 2019

I have diabetes and kidney stones. I have not been able to find a list of no or low oxalate foods to compare with a diabetic diet. Anyone know where I can find one?

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@whispers1944 Welcome to Connect and the Diabetes/Endocrine System Group. My name is Carol and I have Diabetes 2 and also kidney stones. The oxalate diet is easy to find if you type in your search engine as oxalate diet. There will be sites that give you lists of oxalate foods. Using those lists as well as your diabetes food list, you can see what you need to delete from your diet. Some foods are in both lists, but there are many choices that allow delicious meals. Another member had this same concern, and I shared with her what works for me to keep these foods accessible without violating either group. As a retired teacher, I am a great believer in lists, routines, and regulations, so to satisfy this situation I use index cards. I have a card for each protein, veggie, fruit, etc. and on the card I have the calories, carbs, oxalates and other ingredients that I watch for, like potassium. If the food card is okay for diabetes and stones, I mark it DO; if it is okay for diabetes, I mark it D or for oxalates, I mark it O. That way I can see what works for my food choices. There are some favorites that are bad for both problems, but there are those foods that are good for both areas. It takes time at first to cross check, but once you have your cards or list, planning menus is not a frustrating chore. Have you had had the kidney stone and diabetes combo for a long time? Do you think my system will work for you? I hope so. Let me hear from you if have more questions that I can help you with.


@whispers1944 This is the link to a list of high oxalate foods and where they rank as high, moderate, or low. It is easier to type in oxalate diet in your search engine, and it comes right up. But if this didn't work for you, here is the link.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=oxalate+foods&form=PRUSEN&mkt=en us&httpsmsn=1&refig=afb19a9ac71b42bb89eaf039e6e00956&sp=-1&pq=oxalate+foods&sc=8-13&qs=n&sk=&cvid=afb19a9ac71b42bb89eaf039e6e00956

If this doesn't work, please let me know, and I will find another option for you.
Carol @retiredteacher


I am looking for a 14-day menu that would work for pre-diabetes, weight loss, and low oxalate. I have tried going to nutritionists but they either know diabetes diets or hyperoxaluria diets and never the twain shall meet. While many people with kidney stones are on a low oxalate diet, my diet is the result of small crystals blocking the tubules in my kidneys and causing CKD. Excepts for fruits and cruciferus vegetables the diets seem to contradict each other. Is there anyone who has come up with even a few sample meals that meet the requirements of both of these diets.

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