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Table 12 Check list for pre-conception diet

From: PKU dietary handbook to accompany PKU guidelines

Document height/weight/BMI
Perform baseline nutritional biochemistry
3-day diet history to establish protein and nutritional intake /dietary knowledge /history of diet therapy /cooking skills
Blood phenylalanine control history
Establish a woman’s work patterns/shift patterns and home support
Awareness of any co-morbidities/other medications
Dietary education
Organise dietary supplies
Try different protein substitutes, if appropriate
Start strict dietary treatment
Start folic acid
Patient given clinic contact /helpline numbers
Patient should be advised to continue contraception until satisfactory blood phenylalanine is achieved.
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body Mass Index