Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (GSID) is a rare disorder that affects a person’s ability to digest sugars and starches due to absent or low levels of two digestive enzymes, sucrase and isomaltase.
April 2-8, 2018
NATIONAL SUCROSE INTOLERANCE WEEK
Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (GSID) is more common than you think.
WHAT IS SUCROSE INTOLERANCE?
Sucrose Intolerance - also known as Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (GSID)
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
GSID Symptoms Include...
bloating, abdominal pain, gas, chronic and frequent (daily) diarrhea, and nausea
Being diagnosed with Sucrose Intolerance, clinically known as Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (GSID), as a teenager has its own unique challenges. Marielle is choosing to share her personal story in order to help others who could be suffering from this condition.
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Sucrose Intolerance Awareness Week - 4 Myths Busted
To celebrate Sucrose Intolerance Awareness Week, here are four health myths about the disease, debunked. Flip the card to reveal the truth!
Celebrate National Sucrose Intolerance Week on April 2-8, 2018, to raise awareness about the unmet needs of people living with the condition.
People who have sucrose intolerance suffer from abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and diarrhea because they lack sufficient digestive enzymes to properly digest sucrose (table sugar) and starch found in many foods.