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Nov 17, 2021
Soon after I was born, my initial heel-prick blood test, diagnosed me with PKU- a metabolic disorder unfamiliar to my mum and dad. Adults Featured Parents Teens
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Mar 16, 2021
Being a teen with PKU can have its ups and downs. You need to manage your diet and you may also have to deal with lots of outside pressures too. You may be confronted with many types of risky behaviour. Always remember your future health is the most important thing, so don’t give in to the pressure to ‘fit in’. Talk to the people you trust about how you feel. It really can make a huge difference. Teens
Mar 16, 2021
Friends can be a great source of support. Deciding to tell people that you have PKU is a personal decision. New friends won’t be able to tell that you have PKU, however they may notice your special diet and ask questions. Finding ways to explain PKU to friends can help you adjust to new situations and help people understand your condition. Teens
Article 1 How to stay on diet
Mar 11, 2021
Following a low protein diet is important to keep our Phe levels under control for good health and development. Staying on diet can sometimes be tricky, support from familty and friends can be essential to keep to your goals. Teens
Article 4 Alcohol Advice
Mar 11, 2021
Some alcoholic drinks such as those that contain milk, egg or cream contain protein and therefore phenylalanine (Phe) e.g. If you choose to have these drinks you must count them in the usual way Adults Teens
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