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The Daisy Garland charity was set up in November 2004 to keep Daisy’s memory alive and to help other little children like her.
We fund an increasing number of Ketogenic Dietitians who work in National Health Hospitals treating hundreds of children with intractable epilepsy.
We are the only UK charity funding Ketogenic Dietitians - each dietitian costs up to £45,000 per annum. If you think you could help us fund our next Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitian go to HOW YOU CAN HELP. Be in touch today.
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The Daisyometer shows how much we have raised so far to keep our Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitians in place for a total of 3 years at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.
'Fat' drug could treat epilepsy
Feb 24th, 2013
A substance made by the body when it uses fat as fuel could provide a new way of treating epilepsy, experts hope.
Prof Matthew Walker from the Institute of Neurology, University College London said "Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide (about 500,000 people in the UK - roughly one in every 100) and approximately a third of these people have epilepsy that is not adequately controlled by our present treatments. The research means that children and adults with epilepsy could potentially benefit from the science behind the ketogenic diet without dramatically altering their eating habits or experiencing unpleasant side-effects. But many more tests are needed to determine if the treatment would be safe and effective in humans.
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