The Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy — Learn About the Diet, the Medical Conditions It’s Used to Treat, and Its Mechanism of Action
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5000, 5070, 5080, 5300
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.5, 8.3.6
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 720
This continuing education course reviews the KD, the medical conditions it’s used to treat, and its mechanisms of action. The various types of the KD, the composition of the diet, common side effects of the diet, and the outcomes and effectiveness of the diet also are discussed.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the May 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals will be better able to:
- Assess the potential mechanisms of action of the ketogenic diet (KD).
- Discuss the medical conditions the KD is used to treat.
- Differentiate and evaluate the four types of KDs.
- Explain at least three side effects of the KD.
Rebecca Randall, MS, RD, is a clinical coordinator for a pharmaceutical company who previously worked with patients on the ketogenic diet, and Sue Groveman, MS, RD, LDN, is a clinical pediatric dietitian at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who currently works with patients on the ketogenic diet.
The authors have no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. They have certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR