Medical and Dietary Guidelines for PKU
The National PKU Alliance and Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders are pleased to announce that the first-ever specific medical and dietary guidelines for the treatment of PKU have been released by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and Genetic Metabolic Dieticians International. The guidelines represent a tremendous step forward in ensuring that all patients in the U.S. and Canada receive the highest quality of care and treatment in the management of their PKU.
Our two national patient and families associations congratulate ACMG and GMDI for their leadership in developing these thorough guidelines. The recommendations are based upon the NIH 2000 Consensus Conference for PKU, the 2012 NIH Scientific Review Conference and a review by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The work groups who prepared these guidelines included PKU doctors from the USA and Canada.
The National PKU Alliance and Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders has summarized the key recommendations released. Click here for the summary of the medial and dietary guidelines. These guidelines should be discussed with your PKU treatment team to help you get the best possible care in managing your PKU.
Click here for a PDF of the full medical guidelines.
Click here for a PDF of the full medical guidelines in Spanish.
Click here for a PDF of the full dietary guidelines.