If you or someone you care for suffers from chronic kidney disease or end stage renal failure, then you might already know about KidneyDiet – the iPhone app that aims to help identify and simplify the dietary restrictions unique to kidney diets. If you have a need for monitoring a kidney diet, then it’s well worth checking out. Though the app has been around for a while, a recent update has provided enhancements to the original design and now includes the ability to enter and save physician guidelines, keep a diary and compare intake to the recommendations of a physician or nutritionist.
If you’re unfamiliar with KidneyDiet, it’s a simple to use app that features a searchable database of foods with nutritional information specific to the restrictions of a kidney diet. The amounts of phosphorus, potassium, protein, sodium, cholesterol and carbohydrates are displayed based on type of food and designated quantity. With the update, the app also now allows users to add each food to their diary with a single tap and compares the day’s total with their physician guidelines. A calorie counter and fluid intake tracker are also included. (more...)