Well, you're very lucky to have found a sensible doctor! Cutting out the refined carbs is absolutely the right thing to do, but it's astonishing how many medical dudes seem not to realise it.
As for the veggie question, you're right that we all react slightly differntly to different foods and the only reliable approach is to test to see how they effect you. Having said that, the consensus here and elsewhere is to be very cautious about the starchy vegetables such as carrots and parsnips, and give the potatoes a wide berth if you can!
Welcome back aboard the wagon, though!
All the best,
Thanks Jeanne for the recipie, I really like sour cream so I think I will try to make soup this weekend.
My Nephrologist said that the low sodium 1500mg a day will help my kidney's rest/heal and help swelling in my ankle's, calves and face. Unfotunately, I have had edema for 7 years and I used to be able to exercise and have the swelling go down but not since I started pred in Sept, I have been working out 3 to 5 times a week (elliptical and treadmill) for the last month since I got my uc flare under control and unless I take my diruetic every day then I can barely get my shoes on and is hard to walk. The working out does help.