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Help and support

This page will help you find the support you need regarding your Glycogen Storage Disease.

First line of support – your GSD Coordinator

The GSD Coordinator for your particular condition is the key person to contact. For the most rare GSDs we may not have been able to appoint a coordinator, in which case please contact the Charity Director.

Find the page for your GSD and contact the coordinator.

The specialist centres

As an ultra rare condition all those affected by GSD need to be medically supported at specialist centres. This often means travelling to a regional or national centre. We hold details of all such centres in the country.

Directory of specialist centres for GSD nationwide.

Peer support and social media

Some of the GSDs have support groups of experienced patients who can offer support to others affected by that GSD. See the section for your GSD for more details. The AGSD-UK has its own Facebook page, but in addition there are many Facebook groups which either cover GSD in general or focus on an individual GSD.

Learn about the social media groups concerned with GSD.

Support with education and employment issues

Many of those affected by GSD are able to participate in mainstream education and employment. Sometimes support is necessary and it can be difficult to negotiate the systems and get the support you need. Your GSD Coordinator will usually be able to assist, or contact the AGSD-UK office.

Contact us for signposting to appropriate services.

Signposting to other services

In some instances support is more expertly provided by other services such as major UK charities with an interest in GSD, or by social services. For example, for the muscle GSDs, Muscular Dystrophy UK can offer patient advocacy. Our GSD Coordinators will usually be able to signpost you to these services when necessary.