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Mon, Apr 13 12:12am · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

Thanks for writing! I hope you are doing well now. Take care!

Mon, Apr 13 12:04am · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

Thank you so much! It is very helpful and I've bookmarked it! Thanks!

Sun, Apr 12 11:55pm · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

Hi fiesty,
Thanks for your reply with all the info! It is what other friends have also indicated, that lab results are indicative of the day on which blood was drawn, not the overall picture. I can't help but think my doctor had not informed me when I was obviously disturbed. (Nor have so many doctors over the many years that I've been a patient of numerous issues that called for bloodwork). So I thank each and everyone for taking the time to offer valuable informaton that enables me to go to my next visit as a much more informed patient, the benefit of speaking with friends, and I now know to look at the whole picture (doctor's advice) but I will also dig for more knowledge and not work with only what's available. (Hard to believe, don't dig is advice from my last visit). Knowledge is gold, and you have given me the gift of knowledge! Blessings!

Sun, Apr 12 6:07am · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

Hi Jane,
I'm so glad to hear such great news that you went from Stage 3 to Stage 2! I haven't heard about eating more potassium but that is something I'll try to learn more about. Blessings to you!

Sun, Apr 12 6:02am · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

Hi ginger,
I've been finding out that meal planning is very important and very specific. I had my first dietician visit but just learned a bit of the basics about potassium, phosphorus, protein. And received some helpful food lists. But it may be a bit more involved that just a list. So hopefully my next visit, in May, with the dietician yields some more specific info, and I'll need to ask for more detailed info.

In case you have not seen the way to the Davita Quick Reference Guide, I was finally able to find the way and here it is–

Go to — https://www.davita.com/diet-nutrition/kidney-friendly-cookbooks
Scroll down to the first box just below "Download Our Free Kidney-Friendly Cookbooks and Diet Guide"
Click on the first box — "Cooking for One of Two" cookbook (which has some awesome and quick recipes).
Scroll down to the end of the cookbook till you see Quick Reference Guide!
Quick Reference Guide is 2 pages, the second of which is the handy chart with "Guidelines for what to eat for choronic kidney disease (CKD) stages"

Sun, Apr 12 5:54am · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

Hi fiesty,

It took a bit of digging to find because Davita's website is not the easiest to search. I'm including it here in case you haven't seen it–

Go to — https://www.davita.com/diet-nutrition/kidney-friendly-cookbooks
Scroll down to the first box just below "Download Our Free Kidney-Friendly Cookbooks and Diet Guide"
Click on the first box — "Cooking for One of Two" cookbook (which has some awesome and quick recipes).
Scroll down to the end of the cookbook till you see Quick Reference Guide!
Quick Reference Guide is 2 pages, the second of which is the handy chart with "Guidelines for what to eat for choronic kidney disease (CKD) stages"

There are some great recipes too!

Sun, Apr 12 5:49am · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

I'm reading in different sources the same as what you say, that a downward egfr indicates a decline in kidney function. This is why I was in a panic, seeing that I lost 8 points within a few months from December. I'm really uneasy about this but knowing that is the case I can't rest easy and really need some answers from a doctor as to why it's happening. But just thinking back to the day of the last draw, it was an unusual day when everyone was just starting to get on board with new COVID precautions. Maybe the stress caused my decline but also I had a pretty serious fall the previous day and maybe that has something to do with the drop. In any case, it means staying knowledgeable is the good medicine Thanks for your help! Take care and be safe!

Sun, Apr 12 5:35am · Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat? in Kidney & Bladder

Thank you for some really good pointers. I really have a lot to learn along the way and every little bit of advice is helpful in the long run. I'm making notes of the important things I want to bring out at my next visit, including that I'm talking to people who have been down the same road as I am now. I live in a very young and relaxed town where people are much more relaxed about just everything, including health care, which is why I'm seriously thinking about going to a major medical center in a town a bit of a distrance from here but it would worth the peace of mind for my health but of course, this can't be happening till things start to get back to some sort of normal. Take care and be safe!