Archive: Dietetics (adults)

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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Vitamin D – Food Fact Sheet

This information is provided by the BDA. To view the leaflet, visit:...

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Stroke and healthy eating

This information is provided by the Stroke Association. To view the leaflet, visit:...

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Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux and Nutrition

What is gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)? GORD is a term used to describe a wide range of symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn and oesophagitis. It may also be...

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Food first as a treatment for under-nutrition

This information leaflet is designed to help you if you have: Lost weight or are losing weight A poor appetite Problems gaining weight Helpful hints to help improve your...

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Dietary Advice for Acute Pancreatitis

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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Carbohydrate Counting

What is a carbohydrate?  Carbohydrate is the term used for any food or drink which is broken down into glucose in the body. The type and amount of carbohydrates...

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Thickened Drinks

Why do I need thickened drinks? Your Speech and Language Therapist (a person with specialist knowledge of swallowing problems) has assessed your swallowing and has advised you to thicken...

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