Patients and Providers for Medical Nutrition Equity Patients and Providers for Medical Nutrition Equity

PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS FOR MEDICAL NUTRITION EQUITY

These are people from Michigan whose lives are sustained by medical nutrition.

Their average annual cost for medical foods is $9600 per person.

Michigan, Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Elliott, 1 month

Michigan, Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Michigan | Phenylketonuria (PKU) | Annual cost: $7200
Elliott is just over 1 month old and we were unaware that we were carriers for PKU. Living in Michigan, we recently learned that our insurance does not cover formula or low-protein foods for PKU. The newborn screening is nationally mandated, and PKU is a very closely monitored condition. We were recently told that...