Type 1 Diabetic Kidney Disease | Natural Ways to Support Kidney Health
This video is about type 1 diabetic kidney disease and a couple things you can do to help support good kidney health and support normal kidney function.
We have two major types of diabetes type 1 and type 2. Type 2 is the most common one, considered adult onset generally you get it as an adult. Some children do get it and it is the largest of the diabetes. It has a high rate of causing kidney failure.
With type 1 diabetes you’re born with it okay where your body makes little to no insulin and so you’re insulin dependent for the rest of your life. There is also with type 1, like type 2, a very high rate of kidney failure. So in type 1 diabetes it’s about a 30 percent of people with it will end up with kidney failure in their lifetime. It doesn’t get a lot of attention but it’s something i want to talk about and things you can do. It’s so important and tends to get overshadowed by type 2 is the major one that most of the world has so that’s why you don’t hear a lot about it.
All the things that I talk about my other videos majority of them will apply to type one but what I wanted to talk about today is where there’s lots of positive good research over the years. Not like a couple articles or studies, but lots and lots of studies about fiber and having a high fiber diet helps type 1 diabetics. It helps support type 1 diabetic kidney disease because fiber does a few different things; it slows the raising of your blood sugar, fiber also sweeps away kidney toxins, it helps support normal elimination of kidney toxins, fiber also helps the cholesterol. But the big thing with type 1 diabetics is it prevents the rise in blood sugar and supports a good healthy normal increase in blood sugar.
What I’m going to recommend is that each meal you should take about 10 grams of fiber. That’s a really good benchmark to go for. Now you can do it through food. What I’d recommend with food you can always get a fiber chart but you can take two cups of vegetables at lunch two cups of dinner and then maybe use a fiber supplement at breakfast, or if you’re okay eating vegetables at breakfast that’s great. I’m gonna go through a couple of kidney-friendly vegetables out there. So we have apple, asparagus, beets berries are great, green beans, broccoli, carrots, eggplant, onions, cauliflower, so lots and lots of good kidney-friendly vegetables out there and they also have a lot of nutrients that help your body in so many different ways.
Fiber also acts as a prebiotic so you want to try to get two cups at lunch two cups that dinner will get you high into around that 10 gram area of each meal. You also can do a high fiber cereal. Make sure it doesn’t have a lot of sugar. Generally if it’s a really high amount of fiber it’ll prevent the rise in blood sugar and they sell a variety of those at stores.
Now you could use a fiber supplement which is also a great thing to help support type 1 diabetic nephropathy kidney disease. There are a lot of fibers out there but the one I prefer is acacia fiber. It’s a certain fiber that’s soluble it, completely dissolves in water, it’s been really researched to support kidney health, but you can use any type of dietary fiber and look to take one to two tablespoons at each meal. That’s very helpful one to two tablespoons at each meal so even if you’re not going to eat the vegetables or you want to add this with your vegetables either way it’s good mix it with water or any other fluids or liquids you’re using and you can take at the end of the meal in the middle of the meal later time in the day but prefer one to two tablespoons with each meal.
That’ll really really help and start gradually and build to the higher doses. Maybe you want to start with two teaspoons or a tablespoon if you’re not used to eating a lot of vegetables and getting a little fiber in your diet. If you’re not used to fiber supplements, with fiber pills unfortunately you got to take too many of them to have any type of benefit. So unless you’re a pill popper someone’s going to take a lot of pills i’m talking like 10 pills or so because you want to get a lot of fiber it’s going to be a lot of pills will be tough. The best option is the powder which is generally better.
Another thing that you can do with type 1 that’s also shown beneficial in type 2 is the order that you eat your food, so if you eat it in a certain order it’ll actually prevent very high rises in blood sugar. What you want to do is eat your proteins and your vegetables, then the carbohydrates after. Whether you’re doing rice, bread, pasta, potatoes, whatever it is quinoa, then you have that food because by eating the protein and your vegetables first it prevents the rise in blood sugar very quickly as opposed to if you ate the carbohydrate first.