Affiliations: Division of Pediatric Neurology, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, IA, USA | Division of Dietary, Food and Nutrition Services, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA
Note:  Corresponding author: Tiffany Rickertsen, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA. Tel.: +1 319 356 1851; Fax: +1 319 384 8818; E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: The ketogenic diet is a very time and labor-intensive method of treatment for intractable epilepsy. It has seen a big comeback in pediatric epilepsy and although this is not a new treatment as such, in this article we describe the actual “behind the scenes” work that goes into making the “diet” a prescription medicine for patients. We describe the working of our own program, which is the only program for the state of Iowa.