[Preview] Troubleshooting high blood-glucose levels – Miriam’s personal story
So my personal story is
that this amazing little guy was diagnosed
with a brain tumor in December of 2004
and we went along with the program
and it wasn’t doing anything
to slow his brain tumor.
And in the spring of 2007
we were out of acceptable options already
and he was going to be moved
to a palliative treatment
and they’re kind of washing
their hands of us.
And that was not acceptable to me
as his mother
and I was going online and I was looking
at something totally different
and had to put it aside
and when I came back to it
a couple of days later science daily,
what I was looking at four days before
was no longer there
and instead Thomas Seyfried’s paper
was there that day
and it was on a calorie restricted
ketogenic diet in a mouse model of glioma.
And I read it and I was blown away
and I was in touch with him
within a couple of hours.
And my son was on the diet
a couple of weeks after that,
it took him some time to get prepared,
it was 2007, there was very little information
outside of the epilepsy world,
and I really counted on the people
in the epilepsy world.
So my son’s diet was very rigorous
as it would be for a child with epilepsy
and I don’t really believe
that it had to be that,
and I arguably would talk more
that it didn’t have to be that,
but that’s just what we did.
And unfortunately he did die
a little over four years ago
and at the time I said, “Oh, God,
if I only knew then what I know now.”