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IDDSI Level 1 Slõ Drinks for a slight swallowing difficulty

19 June 2020

In response to requests from Clinicians wanting their dysphagia patients with a slight swallowing difficulty to have drinks at IDDSI Level 1, slightly thick – all Slõ Drinks can now be made at this level.

Of them all, the most useful will be the Slõ Milkshakes+ as it is the only Oral Nutritional Supplement clearly labeled IDDSI Level 1.

Other ONS are claimed to match this flow rate but do not identify it on the packaging, have caveats and lengthy guidelines for their use. We wanted to eliminate all the risks to carers and patients this causes, hence our commitment to clear labelling.

Like all other Slõ Milkshakes+ it contains a thickener that works with milk to ensure they they are always safe to swallow and completely smooth. Making them is therefore easy – just mix with whole milk – as shown on the pictorial instructions.

As people needing this fluid level and with a slight swallowing difficulty will be able to drink larger volumes, these Slõ Milkshakes+ are made with 300mls of whole milk. It doesn’t need to be drunk all at once. It can be kept in the fridge and sipped through the day as it stays the same safe flow rate all day.

It is not too sweet and has no metallic aftertaste which means the drinker can enjoy consuming a massive 400+calories, 27g+ of protein, + a mix of 25 vitamins and minerals.

It will shortly be available from Pharmacies across the UK, but for the moment it and all the other sachets used to make Slõ Drinks are only available from our Shop.

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