Ketogenic diets are widely accepted and effective dietary regimens prescribed for the treatment of pediatric epilepsy. A ketogenic diet is traditionally offered when medication alone fails to control a child's seizures. Experts do not fully understand exactly how a ketogenic diet works -- and, it may not be an effective treatment option for every child. Yet, we do know that some children stop having seizures or have reduced seizure frequency with these prescribed medical diets.
At the Pediatric Epilepsy Center, we offer the classic ketogenic diet and a modified Atkins Diet (MAD). Our multidisciplinary team provides highly specialized care and consultation, along with the combined expertise of pediatric neurologists, pediatric epileptologists, a ketogenic dietitian, pediatric neurology nurses, a social worker and a case manager.
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The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies offers educational information and resources to help patients and families learn more about ketogenic diets.