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How we did
Have you read the latest news?
AGSD-UK is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer, a senior manager looking for a rewarding move within the charity sector. Closing date is 02 August 2021.
Florence Osborne and a team of friends have successfully completed the gruelling 3 Peaks Challenge.
Andrew Wakelin has an article about his McArdle’s walking courses in the latest National Trust magazine
Making the Unseen Seen: Rare disease and the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The top eleven questions that patients, families and healthcare professionals want to be addressed in liver storage disease by researchers.
101 Top Tips for Pompe disease is now available in Portuguese.
Ultragenyx Announces FDA Clearance of Investigational New Drug (IND) Application for UX053, an mRNA for the Treatment of GSD3
The first patient has been dosed in the FORTIS Phase 1/2 trial of AT845, a single-dose gene therapy for adults with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD)
What do you need from AGSD-UK?
For personal stories on an individual GSD, visit the page for that GSD.
What and who we are
- National support group for those affected by Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) and their families.
- Membership based with an elected board of trustees.
- A company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.
- Collaborators with UK rare disease and international GSD groups.
You tell us how we did…
It is really valuable for staff, volunteers and members to hear feedback on our efforts. Please use the “Message us” form.
Mental Wellbeing and Pompe Disease BookletIt seems to have something for everyone and I particularly liked the toolkit and Annabel’s story. It is lovely, detailed and the feedback from patients has all been very positive. All the models of therapy mentioned are ones I advocate and I am sure it will benefit all patients to hear about the importance of looking after your mental health and wellbeing and the variety of psychological help that could be made available to them as well. No health without mental health is a phrase I like and this leaflet captures that well.Mental Health professional
Thank you so much Jane and JulieI am over the moon with the PIP decision and I cannot thank Jane & Julie enough for all the great help you have given me. I am sure the fact the award is given until December 2030 is a sign of the in depth work that was done by yourselves. Thank you so much for all your help with the PIP.RL, UK
IOPD Schools information bookletThank you, the IOPD Schools information booklet is brilliant! Definitely give us other things to think about and will provide support for explaining Pompe to the schools.TB, Mum to a lovely IOPD toddler
AGSD-UK were a huge helpIt has been confirmed that I do not have a GSD. I do however want to say a big thank you for your support when I reached out to you, greatly appreciated. AGSD-UK were a huge helpAS, UK
Thank you Jane for your time and your good adviceThank you so very much. I can't tell you what it means to me for the advice you have provided. I am a great believer that once you know the name of an ailment, you can look to see how to deal with it and quite often feel relieved with optimism as to the future living with any condition.MG, UK
Mindful DecisionsAs a relative novice in this area I can’t speak highly enough about the course! The pace of the lessons and the way in which the modules are structured really help one to progress, allowing you to see how your understanding is growing with every week. I particularly liked the concept of “mindful decisions”, something which I hope to bring into both work and home life moving forwardJohn Lee Taggart, Niemann-Pick UK
Thank you JaneI've no idea how to properly thank you Jane, for all you've done for my mother. If there is anything I can do for you and the AGSD please let me know!Jon W-I
Invaluable helpI very much appreciate your support during this challenging time. Thank you so much for being there for me. It means more than I can say, your help has been invaluable; I don't know how I would have managed without your help and support. I sincerely appreciate your generosity.Maryam Ahmed, UK
Help with benefit formsJulie Jackson has been great, really helped me with the benefit forms, a lovely lady.Thank you for your help too.Wendy Barker, UK
Professional support and guidance
I am very grateful to both of you for your excellent professional support and guidance with filling in forms and writing supporting letters.
The work you do and the support you give makes such a difference to people lives. I appreciate the time and effort you have given to help me.
Eileen Rice, UK
Correct diagnosis after 29 years
Big thanks to Andrew for pointing me in the right direction to figure out why I was so different to other McArdle people. I felt a huge relief when I got my correct diagnosis of GSD6, Hers disease, after 29 years. I am now better equipped to manage my condition.
Steve Wills, USA
Well done for latest Glisten
A big thank you to everyone involved in the latest edition of Glisten. Quite a big issue this time, full of interesting stories and it looks great. It’s really moved forward, looks professional and inviting to read - a big well done to everyone!
Amanda Porter, UK
Jane and Julie PIP help thanks
DWP wrote about my PIP tribunal. They’d looked at the decision again and increased my points for the daily living component. I have been awarded that component and mobility at enhanced rate. I couldn’t have done it without help from Jane and Julie. I am very grateful.
Ben Tomsett, UK
GSD Family Day thanks
Thank you to Jane for all your hard work organising the GSD Family Day at the Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle. It was a really good opportunity for all the families. See you again next year.
Alice and Sandra, Paediatric Metabolic Dietitians UK
Chance to give feedback
Thanks for enabling us to participate in the useful parent consultation meeting about trial design and giving us a chance to give some feedback, which wasn't done before. It also gives some confidence to us parents as our points of view are taken into account.
Just to let you know we have banked the money raised through the grant applications that you made for us. We are very thankful for this money, it takes the pressure of us a little during our frequent hospital trips with our little girl.
Answers to unusual issues
Thank you so much for your response. I have passed on the information. I am very grateful to have someone like you to ask when these sorts of issues arise, and I thank you most sincerely. I hope we can meet sometime.
Supported and not feeling alone
It means a lot to me to know that I have support from you, the AGSD-UK website and the McArdle clinic. It is good to know there are other people who understand our condition without us having to explain, and it’s nice to feel I am not on my own.
Help with diagnosis
Regarding my search for a diagnosis, hopefully things are moving forward. I had to get my medical records and go through them to ensure I was being tested correctly. You were the catalyst, so thank you for all your help and I’ll be in touch.
Keeping nearly pain free
Just writing to say hello. Still no formal diagnosis, but we are tackling it bit by bit and, meanwhile, the second-wind training keeps me nearly pain-free and functional. Very grateful for all of your help over the years.
Keep in touch
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