VLCADD (very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency) is a fatty-acid oxidation disorder (FaOD/FOD), which falls under the spectrum of mitochondrial disorders.  People with VLCADD cannot metabolize very long chain fatty acids into energy.  These are some of the fats that healthy people use for energy when fasting, between meals, overnight, during intense exercise, etc.  This condition is manageable through early intervention (expanded newborn screening), diet, and supplements.

Education & Support Groups:

Fatty-Acid Oxidation (FaOD) Blogs

Daily Coping Skills

Our Little Cupcake

Life~the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Simple Things Mean So Much
Landon's Place 
Our Life With VLCAD
Really, What Were We Thinking?

Helpful Recipe Blogs
FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Flo's Diner (English translation available)) 

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