The ketogenic diet for the treatment of myoclonic astatic epilepsy in a child with type 1 diabetes mellitus

Can J Diabetes. 2014 Aug;38(4):223-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2014.05.002. Epub 2014 Jul 9.


Initiation of the ketogenic diet in a child with epilepsy and type 1 diabetes mellitus presents a challenge because the distinction between diet-induced ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis is difficult to discern. We report the successful use of the ketogenic diet in a child with myoclonic astatic epilepsy and type 1 diabetes.

Keywords: child; diabète de type 1; enfant; epilepsy; ketogenic diet; régime cétogène; type 1 diabetes; épilepsie.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
  • Diet, Ketogenic / methods*
  • Epilepsies, Myoclonic / diet therapy*
  • Epilepsies, Myoclonic / etiology
  • Epilepsies, Myoclonic / pathology
  • Gastrostomy
  • Humans
  • Male