Monday, January 12, 2015

Diet I

After a 24-48 hour period of fasting, the patient (usually a child) ramps up his diet to goal, which takes on average four days. Glucose is monitored every six to eight hours and urine is monitored daily. The goal is four parts fat to one part protein and carbohydrate. Patients are given a carbohydrate-free multivitamin, calcium, and vitamin D.

Challenge: What's the diet and what is it for?

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Anonymous said...

ketogenic, and the diet is sometimes used to treat seizure disorders.

Craig Chen said...

good recognition! apparently his is not a palatable diet.
Diet I

Ketogenic diets are used to prevent seizures, though the way they do so is unclear.

Source: UpToDate.