Support and Education for Long-Term Healthy Habits
At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center our Clinical Nutrition Services team works with you and your doctor to improve your care and treatment for both acute (sudden) and chronic (long-term) illnesses. Our team consists of registered dieticians, gastroenterologists, nurses and pharmacists. Whether you need support during your hospital stay or on a regular basis, we can design a nutritional plan to meet your specific needs and help you stay healthy.
We provide complete nutritional support throughout your hospital stay, including:
- Assessment and strategies for improving your nutrition status
- Education on nutrition therapy specific to your condition
- Enteral (feeding tube that leads directly to your stomach) and parenteral nutrition (feeding tube that delivers nutrition directly to your bloodstream)
Whether you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, or need support with daily nutrition, we are available to help.
Our services include:
- Individual consultation
- Nutrition classes
- Support groups for chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and cancer
Nutrition Support Services
Our team works closely with other specialists to provide support for gastroenterological conditions, diabetes care and cardiovascular rehabilitation. We provide you with safe and effective enteral or parenteral nutrition, including home management through visiting nurses and local suppliers.
Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
As part of our nutrition support services, we offer a diabetes education program that is recognized for excellence by the American Diabetes Association. Our program gives you support and education to help you successfully manage your diabetes. Individual and group education is offered at Lahey in Burlington on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Basics of diabetes
- Blood sugar management
- Complications of diabetes
- Continuous glucose monitoring training
- Diabetes medication
- Healthy eating
- Insulin pump training
- Preventing, detecting and treating high and low blood sugar
- Stress management
You can find more information about managing nutrition through the following resources: