Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy® and Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group® are joining the Optum® family.

To learn more about what this means for you, visit our FAQ pages:

Specialty Pharmacy FAQ  •  Infusion Pharmacy FAQ

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Simplifying Therapy for Pompe Disease

Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group combines clinical expertise with personalized care.

What Is Pompe Disease?

Pompe disease is an inherited disorder caused by the buildup of a complex sugar called glycogen in the body’s cells. People with Pompe disease are unable to produce, or unable to produce enough of, an enzyme called acid alfa glucosidase (GAA). This enzyme is needed to break down glycogen into glucose that the body can use for energy. The accumulation of glycogen in certain organs and tissues, especially muscles, keeps them from functioning normally.

 

There are two major categories of Pompe disease:

  • Infantile-onset Pompe disease, or IOPD, affects children at any point from birth to age 1. IOPD is further divided into the classic form, which affects newborns, and the nonclassic form that affects slightly older babies.
  • Late-onset Pompe disease, or LOPD, can appear anywhere from age 1 to age 60.

Pompe disease affects about one in 40,000 people in the United States. It occurs in both men and women equally.

 

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Upcoming Treatments

We keep you informed about new specialty medications.

Diplomat actively monitors specialty medications in the government's review and approval process. You can search our database to see if there will be new treatment options for your condition you can discuss with your doctor.


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Financial Assistance

We’ll look for ways to help you afford therapy.

There are many ways to get help paying for specialty medications. We'll seek third-party programs and support the application process from start to finish.

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