Towards self-monitoring and self-treatment in phenylketonuria — a way to better diet compliance

@article{Wendel1996TowardsSA,
  title={Towards self-monitoring and self-treatment in phenylketonuria — a way to better diet compliance},
  author={Udo Wendel and Ulrich Langenbeck},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={155},
  pages={S105-S107}
}
It has been a long established principle in the treatment of diabetes that the patient or his/her family is responsible for day-to-day monitoring of metabolic control. It is believed that this concept should also now be applied in phenylketonuria. At present, self-monitoring of blood phenylalanine still requires assaying the phenylalanine concentration in capillary blood obtained by finger-stick sampling at home, via mailing to a nearby laboratory. Frequently and rapidly obtained data can guide… CONTINUE READING