In addition to pressure, friction, shear and moisture, studies show that malnutrition can have a negative effect on wound healing. Protein is key to helping maintain healthy tissue. Amino acids, the building blocks of protein, come from our body and from eating certain foods. But getting enough protein can be a struggle for some people, including older adults and people with diabetes. That’s where oral nutritional supplements can help. These liquids, semi-solids or powders help patients get the macro and micro nutrients they need more easily than eating solid foods.