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Diet Plan for Renal Diabetic Patients

Diabetic kidney disease is a type of kidney failure caused by diabetes, a condition characterized by high glucose levels. A high blood sugar in the blood damages the millions of tiny filtering units of kidney leading to kidney failure. Diet is one of the important components in managing diabetes and kidney disease. In diabetic with CKD patients, control of blood sugar level is an important factor to slow down the progression of kidney disease. Low protein, low sodium, and low fat diet are prescribed for patients of diabetes with chronic renal failure. Avoid simple sugars and sweets, carbonated drinks, caffeine, alcohol, fried food, salty foods etc.

Renal Diabetic diet charts



Herbal tea


- Veg Dalia / Veg upma / Suji chila / Veg Sewian / Veg poha / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with veg / Chapatti with veg or dal / 1 Egg white part only


Fruit (Steamed) / Salad (Steamed)


Wheat chapatti / Boiled Rice / Sago halwa / Khichri (sago rice) / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia + Veg + Dal


Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea / Rice flakes


Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia / Veg + Dal



Cereals to be consumed

Whole grains, Rice flakes, White rice, Semolina, Vermicelli, Puffed rice, Wheat flour.

Chapatti Ratio - Wheat flour 1 kg + Arrowroot flour 250 gm.

Cereals to be avoided

White refined flour, Brown rice, White pasta, Brown bread, Bakery products, Noodle, Pasta, Macaroni, Maggie.


Fruits to be consumed

Apple, Pear, Papaya, Pomegranate

Fruits to be avoided

All Citrus fruits Banana, Coconut, Dates, Kiwi, Orange, Lemon, Avocado, Apricot, Watermelon, Figs, Olive, Bamboo shoots, Bael, Pineapple, All canned and packaged fruits, Fruits with seeds


Vegetables to be consumed

Pumpkin, Carrot, Cabbage, Turnip, Peas, Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, Ridge gourd, Potatoes, Cauliflower, Winter squash, Onion, Radish, Ginger, Lettuce,Asparagus, Broccoli

Vegetables to be avoided

Tomato, Eggplant, Beans, Garlic, Spinach, Brussels sprout, Peppermint leaves, Sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, Mushroom, Cucumber, Lotus stem, Taro roots, All green leafy vegetables, Beetroot, Soybean and its products, Coconut, Frozen vegetables, Raw salad


Pulses to be consumed

Yellow lentil, Orange lentils, Split pigeon peas, Split chickpeas

Pulses to be avoided

All whole pulses-Black gram, Bengal gram, White chickpea, Kidney beans, Nutri-nuggets, Soybean, Green gram, Horse gram, Roasted grams, Dried and frozen pulses.


Dairy Products to be consumed


Dairy Products to be avoided

Whole milk and Cream, Cottage cheese, Butter, Full-fat yogurt, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Curd


Spices to be consumed

Coriander, Mint, Black pepper, Cumin, Fennel, Carmon, Cardamom, Rock salt (limited)

Spices to be avoided

Excessive salt, Red and green Chilies, Salt


Drinks to be consumed

Homemade vegetable soup, Green tea, Herbal tea

Drinks to be avoided

Carbonated beverages, Soya milk, Coconut water, canned soup, packaged soup and canned fruit juices, caffeinated drinks, Alcohol, Tea or Coffee


Flesh Foods to be consumed (once in a 15 days)

Egg white portion only

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Fried or Processed meats, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lean beef, Pork, Lamb, Ham, Turkey, Egg yolk, Sausages, Mutton, Salami, Bacon, Duck, Goose, Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Meat pies, Visible fat on meat, Red meat, Organ part Liver, Kidney and Chest


Dry Fruits to be consumed

5 almonds (soak in water overnight)

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Cashew nuts, Pistachio, Peanuts, Raisins, Prunes, Figs, Dried apricot, Flaxseed, Pumpkin seed, sunflower seed


Oils to be consumed

Mustard, Safflower, Sunflower, Ghee, Peanut, Sesame, Almonds, Coconut

Oils to be avoided

Cream, Palm oil


Other Foods to be consumed

Homemade only

Other Foods to be avoided

All bakery products or processed, Jaggery, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, Too salty and Spicy foods


  • Walk for at least 30 min is recommended.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast
  • 5 Soaked Almond per day
  • Regular exercise, Sleep well and stay positive
  • Herbal Tea - Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it’s reduced to 1 cup.

Note - Milk and milk products (Milk, Curd, Buttermilk, Cottage cheese, Butter to be avoided especially in Diabetes patients) a special diet can be helpful to control the excessive accumulation of waste products and fluid in the blood and thus lessen the workload of your kidneys.

Things in this Diet Chart May Vary Patient to Patient due to the Associated Health Issues, so Better to Consult Our Ayurveda Experts for Better Results.

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