Archive: Dietetics (adults)

Long-Life Snacks

Sometimes it is difficult to know what to provide to your loved one to promote their nutritional intake, especially if they don’t have easy access to a fridge. Why...

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Glycaemic Index (GI)

What is the Glycaemic Index (GI)? The glycaemic index (or GI) ranks foods based on how quickly they cause a rise in blood sugar (glucose) levels after eating. Each...

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Eating when you have an Oesophageal Stent

What is an Oesophageal Stent? Figure 1 – Inserted stent A stent (flexible mesh tube) is placed in the narrowed area of your oesophagus (gullet), where it gently expands to allow food and fluid to pass...

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Snack Suggestions for a Puree Diet

If you have been recommended a pureed diet, having snacks between meals can be a great way of getting extra calories and protein. “Puree” consistency food should be completely...

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Coeliac Disease – What you need to know

What is Coeliac disease? Coeliac disease is a life-long condition. People who have it, cannot tolerate a specific protein called gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye...

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Tube feeding pack

This pack is designed to give you helpful information that will help with all aspects of your tube feeding journey. This pack contains: • General tube information • Tube...

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Chronic Pancreatitis Dietary Advice

What is the pancreas? The pancreas is a gland that is located behind the stomach. It has two main functions: 1. It produces enzymes, which help to break down...

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Gestational Diabetes Diet Sheet

If you have developed diabetes since you became pregnant, you have what is known as Gestational Diabetes. It will stay with you throughout your pregnancy, but it usually disappears...

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Instructions for taking Preload prior to surgery

Description Preload is a neutral-tasting carbohydrate containing drink, which needs to be taken prior to surgery. Taking these drinks as directed will increase the amount of carbohydrate stored in...

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Wound Healing – Dietary advice

Good nutrition is essential to help with wound healing and pressure ulcer management. A well-balanced diet plays an important role in improving your immune system, to protect you against...

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