Our registered dietitians, L-R: Casie Maggio, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, Kelli Ioan, RD, LDN, and Hillary Joblove, RD, LDN are committed to helping clinicians and renal patients get the most out of their renal nutrition therapy. They have created a number of useful handouts filled with practical dietary suggestions that may help patients achieve better overall results and, most importantly, feel better during treatment.
This month’s issue focuses on some of the evidence-based outcomes and benefits for IDPN and IPN therapies, as well as some tips and tricks for managing fluid restrictions and protein bars.
Selecting healthy snacks can be a challenge – especially for patients who aren’t accustomed to reading nutritional labels. And the endless choices at the grocery story can be overwhelming.
Our dietitians take the guesswork out with this helpful flyer, which includes details on many of the bars patients will find in their neighborhood supermarket. Patients can determine which bar will be a good match for their taste buds, without compromising their pocketbook, potassium or phosphorus intake.
Download “Renally” Good Protein Bar flyer
For renal patients, fluid intake is always a concern. If fluids are not controlled, patients may suffer from impaired sleeping and breathing, and may be at an elevated risk for hospital admissions. On the plus side, patients can gain some control over their own health by taking steps to manage their fluid intake.
Our dietitians offer some great tips based on years of experience working with chronic kidney patients. With their help, patients can learn to select truly refreshing beverages that aren’t known to cause additional thirst. The dietitians also recommend some non- and low-fluid items that quench the thirst with little impact on daily fluid intakes.
This handout includes:
Download Managing Fluid Intake flyer