We wanted a space where adults with PKU felt able to hold an open discussion about managing PKU, and to collect data about our concerns in real time.
About low protein diets and PKU (Phenylketonuria)
People with PKU need to prepare for the unexpected, here are my tips for travel. What are yours?
TW: discusses blood and needles. Not all lancets are equal! While no blood collection method is fun or painless, the type of lancet used does have a significant effect on pain and healing.
The blood spots from my first week on the pills seemed to show a drop. I admit that I began to get excited. That was a mistake, and one I’d encourage others to avoid.
Maintaining this level of control would be a tough ask. But I discovered that, when I thought I had been strict on my diet in the past, I really hadn’t.
A year after I went in for blood tests to determine if my PKU would respond, I finally took my first dose of sapropterin.
Living with PKU hit NUMBER 1 in the Genetics hottest releases list. It also made the top 6 bestsellers list, up there with Richard Dawkins and Adam Rutherford.
A simple run down of the genetics of PKU, and how that relates to sapropterin testing. I’m going for the “Explain like I’m five” version here!
Tasty, fluffy, protein-free raisin scone recipe - with pictures and baking tips for people on Low Protein diets like PKU, Phenylketonuria.
Something a bit different for hot weather and PKU meals. I came across this as a recipe for a ‘no-cook’ soup but in both temperature and texture it is best described as a smoothie. 2g protein, Low Protein