Keeping Your Child Safe on the Ketogenic Diet

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    It is important to inform teachers, caregivers, medical personnel, flight attendants, airport security, and other such people of your child’s special diet. Letters can be a helpful way to keep everyone informed on how to care for your child. Keep a copy of these letters with you at all times for the emergency department, just in case you need to make a last-minute visit to the hospital. Most emergency departments are not familiar with how to manage a child on the ketogenic diet and will need guidance...Read More
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    It is important to inform teachers, caregivers, medical personnel, flight attendants, airport security, and other such people of your child’s special diet. Letters can be a helpful way to keep everyone informed on how to care for your child. Keep a copy of these letters with you at all times for the emergency department, just in case you need to make a last-minute visit to the hospital. Most emergency departments are not familiar with how to manage a child on the ketogenic diet and will need...Read More
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    It is important to inform teachers, caregivers, medical personnel, flight attendants, airport security, and other such people of your child’s special diet. Letters can be a helpful way to keep everyone informed on how to care for your child. Keep a copy of these letters with you at all times for the emergency department, just in case you need to make a last-minute visit to the hospital. Most emergency departments are not familiar with how to manage a child on the ketogenic diet and will need...Read More
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    Charlotte was born on May 12, 2005, a healthy full-term infant. The day after her four-month vaccinations, she woke up from her morning nap and her right arm was jerking. I knew instantly that she was having a seizure. I called 9-1-1 and we were taken to our local emergency department in Nashua, New Hampshire. That first seizure lasted 45 minutes until it was stopped with medication in the emergency department. We were sent home only a few hours later with the understanding that it was a febrile...Read More

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Dawn Martenz

Dawn Martenz is the mother of a child on the Ketogenic diet. She ended up at the Children's National Medical Center in DC after she went through tireless trials of different combinations of Anti-Epileptic Drugs. Her child lives with Dravet's, a severe myoclonic epilepsy found in infancy.

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