Nico 8, has been on the 4:1 keto diet since September 2011. He was diagnosed that year with GLUT-1DS. His symptoms included daily seizures, difficulty walking, talking, and learning.

On day 2 of the diet the seizures stopped. On day 3 no more wheelchair! In a matter of weeks, his speech became much clearer and he began to read and write. His teachers were amazed!

Nico’s smile is contagious! He loves to make me laugh! He likes to help me make his meals and he feels so proud of his new abilities. He knows the diet is what gave them back.

Last year he competed in cross country running, a feat I could only dream of. He ran in every race, finishing last, but finishing proud!!!


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5 Comments on “Nico”

  1. Alissa
    February 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    I am so happy for Nico! He smile definitely is contagious. Keep up the amazing job! My son was recently diagnosed with Glut-1 DS so it puts me at ease seeing Nico doing so well.

  2. February 4, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    Thank you everyone! Nico says “Thank you!!”, too!!! I love reading about all the families who have been blessed by the ketogenic diet. Thank you for posting Dawn!!!

  3. Michelle
    January 30, 2013 at 3:59 am #

    What a gorgeous boy! Fantastic to hear of Nico’s success on the diet. Well done 😉

  4. Mary
    January 29, 2013 at 4:53 am #

    What a handsome boy! Congratulations on your success with the ketogenic diet! It certainly takes hard work and dedication, but it is so worth it as shown by the progress of Nico! So happy for you guys! Hugs from our keto family to yours : )

  5. Grammy
    January 28, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    What a wonderful story. Keep on running Nico!

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