Originally Posted by Makalah
Val - with your combination of health issues, I would think talking to a dietician or nutritionist would be a good move, or doing a food journal and sharing it with your doctor. You can be tested for iron (maybe protein too? I've never asked) to make sure you're getting enough. If it's too difficult with your diet, you could take supplements/multi-vitamins.
Good morning. I'll be checking in a couple of times today to see what torture Lydia can come up with.
I have had time with a nutritionist, which gave me a good foundation for making food choices even as things got more complicated. I did a food journal for awhile, but my doctors didn't even look at it when I brought it to the office. The next time I see the kidney doc, early January after several tests, he will talk about "education, control, maintenance" etc. He might be more interested then. Yes, I've been tested for iron, protein, plus a gazillion other things.
Thanks to all who gave good tips about dealing with my issues.