Sugar levels can be managed despite being a kidney transplant and diabetic patient.
CASE STUDY & SUCCESS STORIES
Age: 57 yrs.
BMI: 32 kg/m2
Case history: Devender is a Kidney transplant patient and approached us to lower his high sugar levels as he was afraid that the high dosage of medications that he was taking to control high sugar levels would impact his kidneys adversely. His HbA1c level was 7.4 however, this was being managed by taking 16 units of insulin in the morning, 10 units in the afternoon, and 10 units at the night. He used to suffer from UTI quite frequently which depicted that his overall immunity was very low.
Diagnosis: Blood reports, dietary recall and lifestyle pattern. His urine reports showed presence of pus cells in the urine thus, indicating diabetes-related kidney problems. In addition, his creatinine levels were 1.1 which indicated that his food habits and lifestyle was impacting his kidneys.
Treatment best clinical nutritionist / dietician in Hyderabad India: Since he got his kidney transplanted, we gave him low glycaemic load foods with whole grains. We suggested him to have only 0.7 grams of protein per ideal body weight in order to make his kidney feel lighter by reducing burden on it and at the same time ensuring that his body was getting adequate amino acids that would help with long term good health. We provided him with efficient & complete vegetarian protein diet that was available in his home. We further included good fats in his diet which helped him to remain full for hours. We advised him to have fruits that had low glucose such as papaya, berries, guava, apples, etc. combined with omega-rich seeds and vegan protein hemp milk to reduce his insulin spikes.
Results: Within 10 days, his blood sugar levels had reduced and the doctor reduced his insulin to 10 units for the whole day. In his 3-month report, his creatinine levels dropped down to 0.7 from 1.1. Within 3 months, his sugar levels further dropped and therefore his doctors did not feel the need to give anymore insulin and he continued to be without any insulin with his fasting sugar levels at 100 mg/dl. Moreover, his UTI episodes reduced greatly and became nil in the period of 4 months. His wife further mentioned that this was the first time in the last couple of years that he had not visited the hospital. Otherwise, he would have to go to the hospital every month due to some health issues.
Deepika Chalasani is a Clinical Nutritionist, Mind and Body Transformation Coach and co-founder of Fit4Life India, an integrated nutrition and wellness organization for Indians that provides complete solutions, addressing health and wellness challenges of individuals by working on their overall well-being. Deepika, best nutritionist in Hyderabad for weight loss and online dietician can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile +91 9491011202