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PKU Low-Protein Food Coverage in Canada
Petition Background (Preamble):
Without treatment this can cause serious or life threatening side effects such as brain damage!
Treatment consists of Formula and Specially modified ‘low-protein’ foods, which have the phenylalanine extracted from them. These foods are expensive and can add hundreds of dollars to the monthly grocery bill.
Because these foods are so expensive, yet necessary for the individual’s survival, people with PKU often find themselves financially overwhelmed. In most places worldwide the formula is covered by the government, however the food is not. Having FULL COVERAGE of Low Protein foods is essential in PKU treatment.
The PKU Low-Protein Food Coverage in Canada petition to Goverment of Canada was written by Amanda Cosburn and is in the category Health at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: foods, treatment, phenylalanine, canada, coverage, expensive, government, medical, brain, essential, amino, protein, formula, full coverage, foods are, amino acid, low protein