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Sample Menu and Grocery List for Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients

Content by: Jamie Rinaldi, RD, MS in Applied Physiology & Nutrition

Integrate both diabetic and end stage renal disease diet restrictions into one sample menu and grocery list.

Sample Menu and Grocery List for Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients


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It is said that CKD and Renal Failure are the most difficult conditions to help patients manage. Implementing changes create challenges and your support is critical as a person moves through making changes.

Essential steps in the process of change include:

✅ Understanding the disease process.

✅ Identifying where the person is in the process.

✅ Matching the daily activities to support the stage.

✅ Describe the signs and symptoms the body offers when activities are not meeting a person physiological needs.

Helpful Tips:

❣️ Use the grocery list that helps identify foods that are good choices versus those that should be eliminated or managed in the diet.

❣️ Use this 7 day sample menu for diabetic patients with ESRD. It assists you in describing CHO, fat, protein and vegetable exchanges.

❣️Help identify ways to enjoy life while living with dietary restrictions.

Next Steps:

1. Click on the ⬇️ Download button (above) to find a grocery list that is both diabetic and renal friendly.

2. Then click on the Presentation button (above) to assist in your coaching.

3. If helpful, look to the Calculators (above) provided by the Kidney Foundation.

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