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For most women, pregnancy is a free pass to indulge those cravings for fast food and ice cream. But that wasn’t the case for DaVita dietitian Patty. “I became very interested in the science of nutrition during my first pregnancy,” Patty explains. “So I decided to return to college to learn all I could and practice in the field of dietetics as a career.”
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And Patty likes to liven things up. Besides her unabashed enthusiasm for the Oklahoma Sooners (“Go SOONERS!’), she is very excited about her work at DaVita over the past eight years. “It’s very rewarding when I can work in [to a patient’s diet] a favorite food that the patient learned was a restricted, or ‘no-no’, food. When this occurs, and I witness the patient’s relief, I have had a great day at work!” states Patty.
Patty demonstrates there are more possibilities on the renal diet when limiting portions. “The recipe I’m sharing offers choice and possibility with two ingredients that are generally known as restricted foods. High phosphorus milk and fruity raisins are both high potassium foods, but are used in a safe manner for dialysis patients in this recipe. At the same time, the recipe offers a protein punch in a warm and yummy dessert just in time for the Thanksgiving dinner table.”
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