Once you start the ketogenic diet, the dietitian will be in touch with you regularly by phone or email to discuss how the diet is going, as well as to monitor your weight and blood ketone levels. They may advise changes to the diet during this time.
The ketogenic team will follow you up after three months of starting the diet to check whether the diet is still the most appropriate treatment option.
The ketogenic team will ask you to keep a ketone and seizure diary to help best manage and adjust your diet.
It is important to follow the diet as the dietitian has advised, and to weigh and measure foods carefully. If you have any problems following recipes, or have concerns about side effects, you should discuss these with your dietitian before making any changes.
The diet may be weaned after approximately two years to evaluate the benefits of the diet and whether or not to continue with the diet.