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Diagnosis & Follow up

GSD0 is incredibly rare and diagnosis may be difficult to achieve, but then there is help and guidance available.

Liver type – objectives of treatment

Treatment aims to prevent hypoglycemia by taking snacks every 3-4 hours. Uncooked cornstarch can act as a ‘slow release’ form of glucose and may prevent hypoglycemia overnight. A diet higher than normal in protein may help with the cramping, tiredness and fatigue.

Muscle type – objectives of treatment

There is no validated treatment but, as with other muscle GSDs, it is likely to be beneficial to maintain aerobic fitness and avoid anaerobic activity.