G6PD Deficiency Research

G6PD Deficiency Research

G6PD Deficiency ResearchMy wife, Melody, was doing some G6PD Deficiency research recently and came across a paper published by the March of Dimes titled March of Dimes Global Report on Birth Defects. It is subtitled The Hidden Toll of Dying and Disabled Children. Melody was very excited to find this report because G6PD Deficiency made the “TOP FIVE”. 

This is so unusual that Melody came running to tell me about it. Here are a few excerpts from the paper.

“Worldwide, the birth prevalence of all genetic birth defects combined range from a high of 82 per 1,000 live births in low-income regions to a low of 39.7 per 1,000 live births in high-income regions.”

“Five common birth defects of genetic or partially genetic origin combined accounted for about 26 percent of all such birth defects in 2001: congenital heart defects (1,040,865 births); neural tube defects (323,904 births); the hemoglobin disorders thalassemia and sickle cell disease (307,897 births); Down syndrome (217,293 births); and G6PD deficiency (177,032 births).” 

G6PD Deficiency Research Progress Slow

Progress over the past 60 years or so since G6PD Deficiency was discovered has been hit and miss at best but I have noticed a change in the past couple of years. It is still painstakingly slow, but there is change in the wind. We are making a difference. Our insistence on knowing the truth will someday bring us the recognition G6PD Deficiency deserves. 
One of the great benefits of G6PD Deficiency is that it forces us to eat and live better. We can make a huge difference, not just for those with G6PD Deficiency, but for the world as a whole. Don’t give up the fight. Insist on knowing the truth and insist that doctors give G6PD Deficiency the respect and attention it deserves. If your doctor won’t take you seriously, find another doctor who will. Together we will win the fight and make the G6PD Deficiency research we need and deserve a reality.
G6PD Deficiency Research was last modified: February 6th, 2014 by Dale Baker

About Dale Baker

Dale Baker is a computer programmer by profession. After retirement he started developing websites in his spare time. Because of health issues due to G6PD Deficiency and the lack of credible medical information, he developed g6pddeficiency.org to help bring others with this condition together to share their experiences. In 2013 over 250,000 people visited his website. He is a published writer and dedicated to helping people with this enzymopathy live a better life. His favorite hobby is cooking.

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