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These resources will provide you with more information about epilepsy and the ketogenic diet.

Gillette Children’s Ketogenic Diet Team

This team includes pediatric neurologists, pediatricians, dieticians, and nurses who are experts in caring for children with epilepsy who are on the ketogenic diet.

The Charlie Foundation

www.charliefoundation.org

The foundation raises awareness about the ketogenic diet as a treatment for childhood epilepsy by educating professionals and informing families about the diet. The parents of a child whose epilepsy was controlled after going on the ketogenic diet started the foundation.

Epilepsy Therapy Project

Epilepsy therapy project provides financial support and scientific direction to make new therapies available for patients. Their key programs include epilepsy.com and Professionals and the Epilepsy Study Consortium at www.epilepsyconsortium.org.

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)

www.cureepilepsy.org

This nonprofit organization raises funds for research to find a cure for epilepsy and increases awareness of the prevalence and devastation of the disease.

Glycemic Index

www.glycemicindex.com

The glycemic index ranks carbohydrate foods based on how they affect your blood sugar. This website provides information about the glycemic index, glycemic diets, and glycemic foods and recipes.

Matthew's Friends

https://www.matthewsfriends.org/ 

Matthew’s Friends is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, training, support and education on dietary treatment for epilepsy for both professionals and patients. 

The Epilepsy Foundation

https://www.epilepsy.com/treatment/dietary-therapies/ketogenic-diet 

The Epilepsy Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy and seizure disorders. The foundation’s goal is to to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and service. 

Books

  • “The Ketogenic and Modified Atkins Diet: Treatment for Epilepsy and other Disorders”: Koffoff, E. 
  • “KetoKid – Helping your child succeed on the ketogenic diet”: Turner, Z. 

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your health care providers. If you have any questions, talk with your doctor or others on your health care team. If you are a Gillette patient with urgent questions or concerns, please contact Telehealth Nursing at 651-229-3890.