The ketogenic team will suggest the most suitable diet for you or your child based on age, activity, normal food intake, likes and dislikes, etc. All versions of the diet are very high in fat, low in carbohydrate and usually require a vitamin and mineral supplement. Regular monitoring to check tolerance, growth and general health will be arranged.
The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet for the management of drug resistant epilepsy (DRE) and other neurological conditions such as glucose transporter type 1 (Glut1) deficiency and pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDHD) syndromes.
The ketogenic diet is not effective for everyone, 50 – 60% of children undergoing a supervised ketogenic diet will have 50% or more reduction in seizures and 15% of those whom it is beneficial will become seizure free. Other reported benefits of following the ketogenic diet are medication reduction leading to reduced side effects caused by antiepileptic medications and cognitive improvements. You should determine your own personal goals for the diet along with your dietitian and ketogenic team to ascertain whether the diet is working for you.
Connected Care is a NEW app connecting you in real time to your dietitian. Input your meals, track your ketone levels and input any seizures and share this in real time with your dietitian.
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