The National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (NCIMD) is the Irish referral centre for children with metabolic genetic disorders. We diagnose and care for families affected by metabolic disorders using a holistic and family-centred approach. We have a multidisciplinary team at NCIMD with extensive experience in the acute and long-term management of metabolic disorders.  

Metabolism is the process by which your body makes and utilises energy. Chemicals in the body break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates from foods into sugars and acids, which are the body’s ‘fuel’. A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process.  When this happens, you might have too much of some substances or too little of other ones that you need to stay healthy and the symptoms vary from one condition to another. There are over 500 known metabolic disorders.  

Patient & Family News

Art was 10 days old when we got the call. A man on the end of the line, a doctor from the hospital, told us there were abnormalities in our newborn screening results.  The newborn screening was something you just did, never thinking your child would have one of the conditions they tested for. I asked him to spell it out, H-O-M-O-C-Y-S-T-I-N-U-R-I-A

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Empowering Role of Advocacy: A Parent’s Perspective

One of our parents, Mrs. Bernadette Gilroy, recently spoke at a TedX event to help raise awareness of the rare disease Phenylketonuria (PKU). Bernadette is also currently the Chairperson of the PKU Association of Ireland. The link to the talk is as follows:

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