Can Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease of Diabetes) Drink Milk

There is much high quality protein in the milk, which takes about 80%. The milk contains enough amio acids and the protein structure is closely similar with our human bodies’, which is easy to be reabsorbed and fully used.

On the other hand, the lactose in the milk has the function of regulating gastric acid, promoting the wriggle of stomach and speeding up the absorption of calcification. The milk has low lactose content, so, patients with Diabetic Nephropathy can drink a glass of milk. It will not cause blood glucose fluctuations and won't cause burden on the kidneys. However, if Diabetic Nephropathy progresses into End-Stage Renal Failure (ESRD) and they have symptoms of swelling, less urination, they have to control the intake of water. However, the milk should also be limited.

What is more, besides protein, other nutritious contents in milk are also very good to the recovery of Diabetic Nephropathy patients. Usually, patients with kidney disease have a disorder calcium and phosphorus ratio. Milk has a proper ratio of calcium and phosphorus, which can be very good of correcting this disorder.

The recommended diet for Diabetic Nephropathy patients should include 50ml milk, an egg (without yolk) and lean pork about 60g. Then the protein will be sufficient to some extent.

So, patients with Diabetic Nephropathy can drink a glass of milk everyday to supplement high quality proteins.

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