Resources for Diet and Nutrition
Patients with Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID) who continue to experience any gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms while on Sucraid® therapy should be referred to a registered dietitian specializing in gastroenterology for diet assessment, education, and follow up. The dietitian can assist the patient with diet modifications and make sure they are still meeting their nutritional needs.
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Diet modifications may be beneficial if a patient continues to have any GI symptoms after initiating Sucraid® therapy.
If a patient continues to experience gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms after one to two weeks on Sucraid® therapy, diet modification may be needed. A patient who is taking Sucraid® as prescribed should tolerate a normal amount of sucrose in the diet. Sucraid® does not replace the deficient isomaltase that aids in the digestion of maltose. Gradually reducing the amount of starch in the diet will decrease the amount of maltose, which may improve the patient’s lingering GI symptoms. A registered dietitian specializing in gastroenterology can work with the patient on dietary starch modification that may help alleviate any lingering GI symptoms.
Dietary Guides for Patients Treated with Sucraid®
Infant Dietary Guide
Infant Dietary Guide for Individuals Treated with Sucraid®
Child Dietary Guide
Child Dietary Guide for Individuals Treated with Sucraid®
Adult Dietary Guide
Adult Dietary Guide for Individuals Treated with Sucraid®
HOW TO READ A FOOD LABEL
How to Read a Food Label