Attitude · Inspiration/motivation · Living with PKU · Moms

It is OK to be Different!

Dealing with the PKU diet as a family note: this post was originally written for and posted on the Metabolic Disease Foundation’s blog about PKU One of the biggest concerns I have heard when talking to parents of PKU children, is how their child will deal with being different. Today I will share my perspective, writing… Continue reading It is OK to be Different!

Diet Compliance · Food · Formula · Inspiration/motivation · Living with PKU · Moms · Promotion/Awareness

Explaining the PKU Diet

Growing up following the PKU diet, you get a lot of questions. You drink a special formula, say ‘no’ to many foods, and often eat different food – and people notice. It can be hard to know how to explain PKU, because it is so rare and it’s unlike any food issue most people have… Continue reading Explaining the PKU Diet

Diet Compliance · Inspiration/motivation · Living with PKU · Moms

Interview with Alissa Doerner: A Classic PKU Story

Alissa is a special education teacher, a 5k runner, and a world traveler. She also has classic PKU. Here is her story. What was it like growing up with Classic PKU? Growing up with Classic PKU was just like anyone else growing up, I just ate differently. Classic PKU, my special diet, my formula, and… Continue reading Interview with Alissa Doerner: A Classic PKU Story

Attitude · Diet Compliance · Formula · Inspiration/motivation · Living with PKU · Moms

Why Cheating Is No Favor

You can always add more protein to your child’s diet, but cutting back is extremely difficult. I have never eaten a hamburger. Ever. In my life. It’s true! And do you know what? My life is still perfectly alright. Having to follow such a strict diet might seem unimaginable to a parent of a child… Continue reading Why Cheating Is No Favor