Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (GSID) results in mal-digestion of sucrose and starch which causes significant gastrointestinal symptoms including chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and distention and in some cases results in poor weight gain, weight loss and malnutrition. GSID is often miss-diagnosed as other disease states with similar symptomatology, such as food allergies or intolerances or Toddler’s diarrhea in pediatric patients and as IBS in adult patients. This session will assist dietitians in identifying patients, getting them diagnosed sooner, and promptly treated with diet (low sucrose, low starch diet) and oral enzyme replacement therapy (Sucraid®).
- Define Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (GSID) as it is understood today; including prevalence, patient identification, and diagnostic options.
- List similar diagnosis that patients with GSID are often misdiagnosed with.
- Describe the appropriate diet therapy for GSID, what is unique about it and where to seek further information and resources.
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