This article summarizes a roundtable discussion from leaders in nutrition and healthcare on how nutrition care can be integrated in post-hospital discharge care.
Clinicians can help patients minimize the loss of muscle strength and function that occurs with age with nutrition intervention and exercise, thus helping lower the risk for sarcopenia, frailty, disability, injuries, and hospitalization.
Managing hospital dysglycemia is critical to improving outcomes and is a marker for quality of care. Nutrition therapy is a key component in the comprehensive management of diabetes and hyperglycemia in the hospital setting. Glycemia-targeted nutritional formulas can positively impact postprandial glycemic response, mean glucose, and glycemic variability; and help reduce insulin requirements, length of stay, and hospital cost.