Glycogen Storage Disease
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Many aspects of the GSD diseases are still poorly understood, and there are no cures. Treatment is aimed at alleviating symptoms through use of frequent small meals of high‑carbohydrate food, and administration of glucose therapy. Although sometimes the condition can be maintained through careful, and very controlled nutrition, unfortunately, the prognosis for many animals with GSD is poor and most succumb to these diseases at a young age.
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