Talking with Your Dietitian: Your Nutrition Expert
Along with your doctor, your renal dietitian (renal refers to kidney) is the most important person guiding your nutritional health. Dietitians are registered with the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and have special training and work experience to help people living with chronic kidney disease.
Take the time to talk openly with your dietitian about your eating habits and wishes. They’re not there to tell you what you can’t have. They want to help you have foods you enjoy—and stay healthy. The role of your renal dietitian is to review your labs, understand your dietary needs and create a meal plan that shows you all the wonderful, smart options that are still on the table.