There is good support from our GSD3 coordinator, the Cori Action Team Support (CATS) and the GSD3 social media channel.
The coordinator for GSD3 is Sylvia Wilson. She is here to help.
Sylvia became involved with AGSD-UK following the diagnosis of her granddaughter with GSD3. She says that she found the association to be a huge source of information and support.
Now as GSD3 coordinator Sylvia is very pleased to be a small part of what she says is such a wonderful team. She would love to hear from anyone with GSD3, especially those newly diagnosed.
“GSD and Me” web site
Vitaflo have a web resource for people affected by the liver GSDs. It describes five of the most common hepatic GSDs (0, 1, 3, 6 and 9). It provides useful advice on dietary control and exercise, as well as sections on school, employment and travel.
We are here for you
The AGSD-UK is here to offer support and be an advocate for anyone affected by GSD3. This can be the person with the condition, a parent or carer, or even a member of an organisation involved with someone affected, such as a school or employer.
Please make use of all that we offer, including our publications, our conference and our support team CATS. You will find all the details in these pages.
Map of people with ketotic GSDs
We maintain a map of people in the UK affected by the ketotic GSDs, including GSD3, to help facilitate finding peer-to-peer support when it is desired. You can ask to have your name and a choice of contact information added to the map.
Other support services
Need help, especially at diagnosis or during a life crisis? Locate your NHS counselling service via your GP. There can be a waiting list, so don’t delay. There are also some local free, independent counselling services. We know siblings without a GSD can be affected by illness within the family and someone from CATS can speak to you about this. For more in-depth help access local family support services.
If you were not offered genetic counselling at diagnosis seek a referral from your consultant to ask about family members being checked and about family planning.
Carers and family members
Carers and family members often need support too. A free assessment is available at local social services. There are many different local carers services and centres.