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CROHN’S DISEASE & DIET

  • It is common for patients with Crohn’s Disease (CD) have questions related to their diet. Many patients adapt their diet by avoiding certain foods to help in managing their CD1. Patients with CD typically ask their doctor for direction on what they should be eating.1,2
  • 62% of adult patients believe that diet is important in influencing the disease course.3
  • 59% of patients value nutrition to be equally important or more important to medication.3
  • 66% of pediatric patients (and 72% of parents) managing Crohn’s Disease with exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) over 1 year said they would prefer a solid food alternative.4

Evidence demonstrates that diet is implicated in the pathogenesis of CD.

Numerous studies highlight that changes in diet can improve symptoms related to CD. There is a need for a complete management strategy to tackle the complexity of CD. This complete management strategy should include nutrition as a component to the overall care plan as diet is acknowledged as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of CD in adults.5

Diet plays a key role in altering microbiota, host barrier function, innate immunity, and the metabolome5. Both the host and the microbiome are affected by:

  • High fat
  • High sugar
  • Low fiber
  • Animal protein
  • Low resistance starch diets
  • Gluten
  • additives6

HOW CAN DIET PLAY A ROLE IN CROHN’S DISEASE?

The Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet (CDED) is a whole food diet coupled with partial enteral nutrition (PEN) designed to reduce exposure to dietary components hypothesized to negatively affect the microbiome, intestinal barrier and innate immunity.8

The CDED diet has been shown to:

  • Induce remission in (70% of) pediatric and (69% of) adult* patients with mild to moderate CD6,9
  • Maintain remission in pediatric and adult* patients*7
    *at week 12, 84% of patients in remission with follow-up were still in remission after the step-down phase
  • Be well accepted with 97.5 % of pediatric patients on the CDED in a clinical trial*6
    *compared to 73.7% in pediatric patients on EEN

MODULENTM: NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE FORMULA FOR THE SPECIAL DIETARY USE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH CD

  • ModulenTM should be used under medical supervision. Only suitable for ages 5 years and older.
  • ModulenTM is a nutritionally complete formula for the special dietary use of individuals with Crohn’s disease who choose to follow an enteral diet as either a sole or partial source of nutrition under medical supervision.
  • Meets criteria for partial enteral nutrition (PEN) as part of the Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet (CDED).
  • Modulen is:
    • Gluten free
    • Suitable for lactose intolerance
    • Halal
    • Free From:
      • Artificial sweeteners
      • Artificial flavors
      • Artificial colors

BECOME A CDED EXPERT

Interested in becoming an expert in the CDED?

Register for a structured medical training designed for healthcare professional learning at www.modulifexpert.com

✓ Learn more about the principles of the CDED and the clinical data in support of this novel dietary approach

✓ Available online in e-learning format

✓ Complete the 4 modules to become a certified ModuLife™ expert

✓ Once complete, you will have the ability to add patients to the ModuLife™ patient support platform

Become an expert

ALREADY A MODULIFETM EXPERT?

LOGIN TO THE PROGRAM NOW TO:

  • Support patient acceptance, compliance, and daily management of the diet
  • Provide patients with diet-related educational resources
  • Facilitate more efficient office visits and more effective care
  • Order samples and patient education materials

START WITH THE MODULIFETM PROGRAM

The ModuLifeTM app has been designed to support patients through each phase of the CDED. Healthcare providers can also access this platform to stay involved in each patient’s journey and easily monitor progress and compliance, even in between office visits. This HIPAA compliant program provides the following benefits for your patients:

  • Ability to order Modulen
  • Track food intake and adherence to CDED
  • Measure well-being including number of days feeling well and physical activity
  • Watch videos and read articles to learn more about the CDED and get practical tips on each phase
  • Access a large selection of CDED-friendly recipes and meal plans
  • 24/7 messaging to nutrition specialist for questions related to the CDED diet