What You Need To Know About Sucrose Intolerance
What is Sucrose Intolerance caused by Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID)?
Many fruits and vegetables. Baked goods. Cereals. Pizza. Hot dogs. For kids with a rare inherited disorder that causes sugar intolerance, called Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID), eating these foods results with some fairly unpleasant consequences.
Helping children cope with CSID
Learn how to help your child cope with their disorder. Choose from the below to find out more.
What are the Signs and Symptoms?
Is your child experiencing all or any of the following symptoms: chronic diarrhea, chronic abdominal pain, and gassiness? Take the quiz to find out if they have signs of CSID.
Kids eat a lot of carbohydrates
Approximate daily total carbohydrates consumed by children; most require enzyme digestion in the small intestine by sucrase-isomaltase and maltase-glucoamylase.
“My son, Jarrod, was in first grade. Upset and withdrawn after school, he finally told me at bedtime that he had diarrhea during recess and had to change clothes in the nurse’s office. The other kids were teasing him, calling him awful names like ‘stinky’ and ‘poopy pants.’ I was devastated. I knew it was time to talk to our doctor.”
“As a mother, it is devastating to watch your baby deteriorate before your eyes and not know what is causing him to react to certain foods in this horrifying way. To get the proper diagnosis and then to be able to manage his diet with the right foods and therapy has been just what we needed.”
“When my son was first diagnosed with CSID and I realized how much his diet needed to be restricted, I thought it might be near impossible and I feared his diet would be so restricted that it would be unhealthy … After a year or so with therapy, my son felt like he could eat more like a normal kid!”