Many people hit a time in their life when their metabolic diet management may be… less than optimal.
It’s what you do next that is the key. Not losing hope, not saying “I’ll never be able to return to diet” is part of making a successful change. Keeping a positive outlook and setting small goals to get your PKU or other metabolic diet back on track is important to success.
For example, Katie, a second-grade teacher who recently became a mother, is committed to following her PKU diet.
However, it was not always that way for her. As a teen, she was concerned about fitting in and that meant eating foods that were not part of a low protein diet. She quickly found herself going off-diet. She knew that keeping her PHE levels in check was important to her future dreams of going to college.
Katie admitted that returning to diet and having to drink PKU formula again was something she was just not ready for but wanted to get her PHE levels in control once more. She contacted her metabolic clinic and opted to begin her return to diet with PKU formula in a tablet form. Tablets are discreet and can be taken anywhere.
So, if you are looking to return to diet or find a new PKU formula, Nutricia is here to help. We provide more than just formula and can help connect you with a local clinic and take that first step toward returning or improving your metabolic diet.
*Always talk to your metabolic healthcare professional prior to making any changes to your PKU diet.
Phlexy-10 Tablets are a phenylalanine-free medical food in tablet form, containing a mix of other essential and non-essential amino acids and small amounts of carbohydrate and fat. For the dietary management of proven Phenylketonuria (PKU), suitable for individuals over 8 years of age, including pregnant women and women of childbearing age. Must be used under medical supervision. Does not contain vitamins and minerals; must be combined with an appropriate vitamin and mineral supplement when taken as primary source of PKU medical food.
The return to school is an exciting time of year. But for a parent of a child with a metabolic disorder, such as Phenylketonuria (PKU), there are also certain concerns and stresses that comes with the start of school.
Each year you may be faced with educating a new teacher or school nurse about PKU.
What is PKU?
How it is Treated?
What that means to the teacher and fellow students…
Nutricia Metabolics is proud to share an educational handout to help you inform your child’s new teacher and/or school nurse about PKU.
It includes information about What PKU is, What happens, How it is treated with additional classroom tips for the teacher.
Nutricia also provides information and education available about other rare metabolic disorders such as Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), Tyrosinemia (TYR), Glutaric Aciduria Type-1 (GA-1), Homocystinuria (HCU) and more available online at medicalfood.com/connect
Turn What You Like Into PKU Formula with PhenylAde® GMP Mix-In
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PhenylAde GMP Mix-In is a medical food for the dietary management of proven Phenylketonuria (PKU) and must be used under medical supervision. Always consult your metabolic healthcare professional prior to making any changes in your PKU diet plan.