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The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that can be an effective treatment of epilepsy. If your doctor places your child on the ketogenic diet, you will be referred to the Ketogenic diet clinic so that your child can be monitored on a regular basis.
The ketogenic diet clinic is held every three months and is staffed by a pediatric epileptologist and dietitian. During your child's visits, special attention is given to how your child is responding to dietary therapy. Your child will also be checked to ensure they are receiving adequate nutrition and are tolerating the diet well.
These appointments are not in place of any other appointments related to your child's epilepsy.
Treatment with the ketogenic diet includes:
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-2500.