Nutritional Management of Pompe Disease

Program Date: 18 May 2023
Publication Date: 5 October 2023
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0; Physician CME: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, Surekha Pendyal, MSc, MEd, RD, FAND will describe the cellular processes affected in Pompe Disease; describe goals of nutrition therapy in children and adults; recognize the limitations of nutrition therapy; examine research on exercise and nutrition co-therapy; and describe other nutritional concerns in Pompe Disease. Originally presented live at the 19th Abbott Metabolic Conference on May 18, 2023, in San Antonio, TX.

Course Objectives:

• Describe the cellular processes affected by Pompe Disease. 
• Describe the goals of nutrition therapy in children and adults. 
• Recognize the limitations of nutrition therapy. 
• Examine research on exercise and nutrition co-therapy. 
• Describe other nutritional concerns in Pompe Disease.
  • Run Time: 36

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Surekha Pendyal, MSc, MEd, RD, FAND

Metabolic Dietitian 
Duke University Medical Center 
Durham, NC, USA
Surekha holds both a Master's in Science and a Master’s in Education. She has a long history in dietetics starting in 1992. Surekha started her metabolic nutrition role in 1997 in the Division of Genetics and Metabolism at the University of North Carolina. Surekha stayed in North Carolina but is now working as a clinical research dietitian in the Division of Medical Genetics at Duke University. She is an excellent resource for the nutritional management of glycogen storage disorders.

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