Patients and Providers for Medical Nutrition Equity Patients and Providers for Medical Nutrition Equity

PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS FOR MEDICAL NUTRITION EQUITY

These are people with Medical or Surgical Condition of Malabsorption whose lives are sustained by medical nutrition.

Their average annual cost for medical foods is $8700 per person.

Illinois, Medical or Surgical Condition of Malabsorption, SBS

Diego, Age 9

Illinois, Medical or Surgical Condition of Malabsorption, SBS
Illinois | SBS | Annual cost: $12000
Diego is a happy and thriving 9-year-old boy from Chicago, IL with a history of intestinal atresia. This means that part of his intestine did not develop before he was born. He was on total parenteral nutrition (TPN), nutrition through his vein, for a few years. He was then transitioned to just nutrition through...
Malabsorption due to liver or pancreatic disease, Medical or Surgical Condition of Malabsorption, New York

Josiah

Malabsorption due to liver or pancreatic disease, Medical or Surgical Condition of Malabsorption, New York
Josiah is an adorable baby boy who lives with his parents and older sister Middletown, New York. His story starts like that of most babies, with a relatively uneventful birth. Though Josiah was jaundiced (a yellowing of the eyes and skin) in the nursery, his family was told it would go away – after...