KEN Theory


Each patient must fill out a simple diary recording the following data every day:

a) The weight

b) The Ketonuria (daily measurement of the concentration of Ketones in the urine)

Measurement of Ketones

Measurement of Ketones

c) The feeling of hunger (on a scale from 0 to 10).

d) The bowel movements.

Each patient is given a phone number to call:

a) If feeling hungry

b) If the weight does not drop as planned

c) If feeling any unusual discomfort, notwithstanding the fact that the treatment consists of taking a normal amount of protein and therefore we do not expect any particular complication.