The data from this study support the prescription of a low-protein diet for diabetic chronic kidney disease patients as a conservative measure to improve patient outcomes and to avoid the necessity for cumbersome procedures like dialysis.
Written by Branson Chen, BHSc
Reference: Bellizzi V, Calella P, Hernández JN, González VF, Lira SM, Torraca S, Arronte RU, Cirillo P, Minutolo R, Cárdenas RA. Safety and effectiveness of low-protein diet supplemented with ketoacids in diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease. BMC Nephrology. 2018 Dec;19(1):110.