When receiving a feeding tube for the first time, not everyone has the option of a low-profile tube. Maybe your clinician isn’t familiar with low-profile tubes or opts to place a standard tube first for another reason. Before getting a MIC-KEY* feeding tube, Steve Gleason had a long, cumbersome tube. If you don’t know Steve, he is a former professional football player, husband, father, ALS advocate and MIC-KEY* user. You can learn more about Steve’s story here.
In this video, Steve talks about the challenges he had with a standard-length feeding tube and why he prefers—and recommends—low-profile tubes.