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.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals will be better able to:

  1. Assess the potential mechanisms of action of the ketogenic diet (KD).
  2. Discuss the medical conditions the KD is used to treat.
  3. Differentiate and evaluate the four types of KDs.
  4. Explain at least three side effects of the KD.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CDR
Course opens: 
05/05/2016
Course expires: 
05/04/2019
CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
Rating: 
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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.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/05/2016
Course expires: 
05/04/2019

Price

CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
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