Here are four tips to help you and your family enjoy a smoother, and more festive holiday season with a feeding tube: 1. Set your goals 2. Notify friends and family in advance 3. Dial-up your other senses 4. Stock up on supplies now.
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A large number of patients in the type 2 diabetes community have associated dysphagia due to underlying medical problems and require long-term enteral feeding.
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Bedside devices help minimize the risk of gastric aspiration, promote tolerance, decrease radiologic exposure, and reduce nursing time consumed by tube placements, GI dysfunction, and patient discomfort.