Proper diet can help Diabetic Nephropathy patients to well control and delay the development of the disease and improve the effects of treatment. It is very important for them to take proper diet. Besides, they should also pay attention to the intake of protein, otherwise it can cause masses of nitrogen products'generation and retention. Consequently, it aggravates the burden to kidney. So patients are suggested to restrict the intake of protein. Then, why should Diabetic Nephropathy patients take high-quality protein diet?
Some Diabetic Nephropathy patients consider vegetarian diet is a better diet
for them. Other patients think that so long as they do not eat meat, milchigs or
eggs, it will be ok. However, they neglect that vegetarian diet also contains
vegetable protein. If they take vegetarian diet for a long term, it will
aggravate burden to kidney. Because vegetable protein contains much of
unnecessary amino acid, it cann't meet the need of body and will be metabolized
into masses of nitrogen products. Diabetic Nephropathy patients have a poor
renal function and it can not well discharge excess water and waste products, so
patients should take high-quality protein diet to meet the need of the body
without producing masses of nitrogen products.
High-quality protein contains much of necessary amino acid. It can provide
enough necessary amino acid for the body without being metabolized into masses
of nitrogen products. Thus high-quality protein can help to relieve renal
burden. High-quality protein is usually in animal protein such as meat, egg
Besides, when it is the late stage of Diabetic Nephropathy, patients should
strictly restrict the intake of protein. They can eat wheat starch as their main
food instead of rice or flour, because wheat starch contains less vegetable
protein than rice or flour. Then patients can take more high-quality protein to
meet the need of the body to protect kidney from further damage caused by
improperly taking in protein.