... to lose weight.
I really need to lose about 95 lbs.
Am on wafarin post mild heart attack in 2002 and diabetic.
Recently found out I have kidney disease and my GFR is 34.
Yesterday my lab test showed my INR was 1.9
Have been hitting the iceburg lettuce salad and green beans pretty heavy thinking I was doing good.
Not a real vegetable eater.
OK, enough of that, my question is...
what am I supposed to eat on a diabetic, kidney disease diet?
I saw a dietician who restricted me to 2 oz. of protein a meal.
She generally did not restrict any veggies.
Sorry to rant, feeling just a little overwhelmed!
I could use someone to talk to, help if you can please.
Thanks so much for reading my post
Coumadin - Good Morning... Sitting here about to cry and feel sooooooo helpless. Trying to diet?
- 23 Aug 2011 by AngelinaMarie
- 31 Jan 2012
- coumadin, heart attack, weight, diet, diabetic, kidney, heart
... to lose weight.
Added 23 Aug 2011:
Question should be:
What am I supposed to eat as a diabetic on oral and insulin therapy with kidney disease and taking wafarin?
I don't know a thing of what ye are suffering from. Yet the thought of you sitting there in tears just pulled at my heart strings!
I am so very sorry about your medical problems! Keep your chin up, you are doing the right thing by trying to lose weight.
Someone knowledgable about your medical problems will be along soon to help you I am quite sure, so don't dispair, help is on the way!!!
Best wishes to you AngelinaMarie,
Angel, welcome hon. I'm like Sweet I don't know anything either, except hang in there and someone will be along. I wish we had a live chat on this site!!! Its ok to rant and rave and vent on here. We don't judge you, we are here to help. They are use to me whinning on my bad days and are so good and kind to me. People here go out of their way to help, very good people here! How long have you been on the diet? If you don't understand it call the dietican or go back and say hey go step by step with me because I'm not getting it. We are here, don't feel alone. Your new friend Von-1
First, you have to stop thinking of this as a diet, but a new way of eating. Did the dietician give the carb counting diets or calorie counting? Second, iceburg lettuce doesn't have much nutritional value by itself. It's all the other goodies you add to it that makes it healthier. Fresh raw veggies like radishes, green part of green onions, tomatoes, cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers etc... I put about everything ecept the kitchen sink in mine. I also like to add 4 oz of canned chichen breast meat. By the time I get it all together, it's usually more than I can eat at one time. My husband is a diabetic, & when we first found out in 1994, we went to a dietician at our local hospital . She gave us a chart for a 1,200 calorie diet because he too at the time was about 95 lbs overweight. I started following that diet or as I refer to it "a new way of eating" right along with him. I actually ate more than he did, & I lost weight too.
In the first week, he lost 10 lobs. I don't remember how long it took, but he lost so much weight people didn't even recognize him. Lots of veggies, steamed or raw. When tempted to snack , snack on raw cauliflower or carrots (baby ones are great). Fruit & juice is lots of sugar so have to be careful there. We were told to never eat or drink anything that the label says has 10 or more grams of sugar. I know our daughter has become a diabetic also & has had to go on a n insulin pump because she could not control her cravings for fatty sugary foods. She has gained so much weight too. Now her doctor ( I guess it's the newer way) had her counting carbs instead of calories. I liked our way better & it sure worked better. There are probably lots of people on here that are diabetic & been down your road. I suspect they will be answering your question with a lot more & better ideas than I can offer. I am trying to lose 25 lbs that I put on after quitting smoking 7 years ago & CAN'T. I've tried about everything too. It's very very hard, but it's your life we are talking about so you have to make yourself do this. With the kidney problems added in there, I can't add much on that. They use to restrick my husband to 4 oz of protein. It's not hard. They said about the size of a deck of cards, so yours would be 1/2 the size if a deck of cards. 1 tbsp of peanut butter instead of 2 & so on. Do you have a scale to weigh your meat? Tuna is usually 6 oz or so a can. Just use 1/3 a can, & use the kind with water not oil. Lots of changes to make, but I have the confidence you can do it. Another suggestion is V8 juice. 4 oz of it is 1 serving of veggies. There has to be a lot of web sites that can help you on this jouney too. I will see what I can find. Iam interested anyway because my last labs indicate I may be headed for kidney failure soon. I do wish you all the best, & hope this helps. And learn to like those veggies!!
Lets see if I can get this referral to you :
You have probably already read this, but if not give it a try.
I say s.th ,I hope be usefull for you..
1.do not use NSAIDs when you are on warfarin..because they have very bad interaction(severe bleeding) with each other..
2.foods high in vitamin K can lessen Coumadin's effectiveness(
broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard, mustard and turnip greens, endive, kale, leeks, leaf lettuce, okra, green onion, parsley, peas, spinach and Swiss chard. Soybeans)
3.Alcohol and cranberry juice both increase the effect of Coumadin, which can cause bleeding problems
4.some herbal and vitamin supplements that can interact with Coumadin include avocado, black tea, chitosan, coenzyme Q-10, curcumin, dong quai, fish oil, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, ginseng, glucosamine, green tea, lycium or goji berries, melatonin, menthol, papaya, soybean, soy isoflavones, soy proteins, St. John's wort, tan-shen and vitamins A and E.
((It is very important to talk to your doctor before starting or stopping any thing))
- Coumadin Information for Consumers
- Coumadin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Coumadin (detailed)
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