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Is Cranberry Good for PKD Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

I heard that cranberry is good in PKD. Can a PKD patient with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus consume cranberry? If yes, what quantity is suitable?

The Doctor Answered:

Firstly, both cranberry and cranberry juice are good for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, because they contains rich vitamin that can help boost immunity and improve kidney function. In addition, cranberry has an obvious benefit of preventing and treating urinary tract infection, which is a common symptom when kidney cysts grow too big or one of them ruptures. Therefore, cranberry is usually recommended for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease.

However, you also have type 2 diabetes, so you need some other diet requirements. We know, for diabetics, limiting the intake of sugar is very important in their diet plan. The recent researches have reported that cranberry is low-sugar and a good selection to provide diabetics account for the carbohydrates. What’s more, cranberry can help reduce high blood sugar to some extent.

From the above analysis, we can know cranberry is good for you, but the quantity is also very important. Generally, the diabetics are given a single serving of low-sugar cranberries one daily. Of course, the accurate quantity should depend on your specific condition. If you want to consume it correctly and healthily, you had better consult the online doctor and make sure how much cranberry is good for you.

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