6 Dec 2019

Children missing out on keto diet epilepsy treatment

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 6 December 2019

Up to 200 New Zealand children with epilepsy may be missing out on a diet treatment that could make them seizure-free.

Help from a dietician is essential to assist parents manage the extremely strict ketogenic diet required to treat their child.

But that help is is funded by only a handful of district health boards.

Teresa Cowie has been talking to those who want to see urgent change.