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is diabetes considered a glycogen storage disease?


i am a type 1 diabetic and filling out college scholarship information and when i got to the "disabilities" section diabetes is not an option but glycogen storage disease is so im wondering if diabetes is included in that? or should i just mark off medical disability?
i know what diabetes is. i just am confused as to why diabetes is not an opption when it seems like everything else under the sun is. i dont consider myself disabled but i dont consider lots of the options in this section disabled either. so idk?
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No, I don't think so, glycogen storage disease should be something else, glycogen is a complex form of sugar than can be broken down into glucose when there is a need for it. If anything I think it would fall more likely to hypoglycemia, maybe there is an a (other) you could mark and name diabetes, if not it doesn't matter just make sure your friend now you are a diabetic in case of an emergency.  (+ info)

'my child has glycogen storage disease how will it affect her later on in life ?


my daughter is 2 and has type 1B of glycogen storage disease we were wondering how it will affect her when she is older . If there is anyone out there with the condition as it is so rare
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Madisons Foundation offers information and support for parents of children with GDS. Check it out...

http://www.madisonsfoundation.org/index.php/component/option,com_mpower/Itemid,70/diseaseID,610/

The Association for Glycogen Storage Disease also has quite a lot of information about your daughter's illness. I suggest you read this page.

http://www.agsdus.org/html/typeivongierke.htm  (+ info)

Is glycogen storage disorder type 2 a curable disease?


SINCE I HAVE A CHILD 16 MONTHS OLD AND HE WAS DIAGONISED AT THE AGE OF SIX MONTHS GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISORDER TYPE 2 AFTER DOING BONE MARROW TEST AND LIVER BIOPSY.
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You have to ask the paeditrician who specialises in endocrinology for an answer. Probably it can be managed but he has to take insulin or other medication for the rest of his life. Try Spirulina, it is a very healthy food when he is older, which may heal his diabetic-related condition.  (+ info)

A question about glycogen storage disease?


do people with the disease have to test their blood sugar level a lot and is this disease counted as a form of diabetes?
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Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) occurs when there is an absence or deficiency of an enzyme needed to produce or break down glycogen in the body. GSD primarily affects the liver and/or muscles.

There are 9 different known versions of Glycogen Storage Disease.

From what I've read, Glycogen Storage Disease is NO counted as a form of diabetes mellitus.

The following website is one of the better ones for explanation that I've come across.  (+ info)

Anyone familiar with Glycogen Storage disease?


I need some information about GSD. My son was not formally diagnosed with the disease but had all the signs. I was also wondering if any one knows of a person having this condition and also having a bone disorder that is linked to GSD. Thanks.
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Considering the many different types of conditions that fall under the name glycogen storage disease, and the variety of different symptoms (several of them are fatal), you should not try to diagnose him yourself but seek advise from a real doctor.  (+ info)

My daughter was diagnosed with Glycogen Storage Disease type 1b.?


She was10 month old. She is 2 now and doing fine. Anyone out there with similar experience? How are these children doing now? Can you share some tips? It would be really helpful. Thank you!
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A glycogen storage disease (GSD) is the result of an enzyme defect. These enzymes normally catalyze reactions that ultimately convert glycogen compounds to glucose. Enzyme deficiency results in glycogen accumulation in tissues. In many cases, the defect has systemic consequences, but, in some cases, the defect is limited to specific tissues. Most patients experience muscle symptoms, such as weakness and cramps, although certain GSDs manifest as specific syndromes, such as hypoglycemic seizures or atomically.

I don't know much about it but when it comes to muscle enzymes, particular attention has to be paid to the kidneys.

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Any one with glycogen storage disease type ia?


my son and daughter have just wanted to know if theres anyone with the same thing as its rare
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I do not have glycogen storage disease type ia but my best friend at school has it. So i know alot about it and help her take care of it. If you want her e-mail address i can give it to you so she can have a friend with the same disease.  (+ info)

question about glycogen storage disease type 1a?


my best friend has it and well she think shes fat shes about 145 pounds n is like 5 feet so she does have some chunk but with her disease if youve heard of it you know that most people with it have a lot of fat in the abdominal area soo i was just wondering if she does diet and excersise will she ever be thin
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TATTOO IDEA FOR DAUGHTER WITH GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISEASE?


MY 5 YEAR OLD HAS GLYCOGEN STORAGE STORAGE DISEASE TYPE 1 A. I WANT TO GET A TATTOO FOR HER DISEASE, BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I CAN GET. SUGGESTIONS ANYONE?
I CURRENTLY ALREADY HAVE HER NAME "ANGELINA" WITH ANGEL WINGS AND A HALO. AND I ALSO HAVE HER INITIALS
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who has glycogen storage diease i need to know even if its ur friends or familey?


i need to know because i have it and i wish some one knew who else has it please email fast
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Regarding the other poster, there is no home remedy that will manage glycogen storage disease. It must be competently managed by either a board certified internist or endocrinologist.
As you know, there are a number of different types of this disorder and people who have it, have difficulty storing glycogen in muscles and in their liver. Most people with it have muscle cramping on exercise, low blood sugars on occasion, and depending upon the variety of the disorder you have, you need to be watched and managed for other issues. (Some patients have anemia, etc.) A competent endocrinologist will be able to make a plan for you and your family in order to deal with this, and once you and they have discovered how best to manage this issue within you, you should enjoy a healthy life, in much the way someone with juvenile diabetes, for example, often does. It is also important for you to report any new symptoms to your doctor so that they can be followed up and managed.
Please tell your doctor that you would like them to locate others who have this disorder in order to form an internet support group.
There is a large group of support for patients and families with this disorder at the University of Florida. The link to learning about their program is below.

http://www.glycogenstoragedisease.com/

Very best wishes. I have every confidence that you will learn how to manage this, and go on to have a fulfilling life. I have had patients who have also.  (+ info)

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