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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Overview

B12 moleculeVitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) is vital to all cells in the human body. On this web site you can explore the condition, the symptoms (and assess yourself or someone you care about), and the impact nationally, as well as finding out more about the B12 Patient Support Group. Please stay and explore. The B12 Patient Support Group presents 30 years of clinical practice by Horden (North East England, UK) Dr Joseph Chandy caring for, and helping, over 1,000 people who have benefited from Vitamin B12 replacement therapy.

To contact Dr Chandy and the Support Group, please email notifications@b12d.net. Please note it may take 5-10 days to get a reply.

Are you B12 Deficient? Use our diagnstic calculator to find your diagnosis and how we can help you
Charity Events - View our calendar of events and see what is coming up for B12d
Success Stories - Read success stories on patients of Dr Chandy and other B12 Patients

B12d Charity Support Group Blog

  • 02
    FEB

    Talk to Dr Chandy

    Dr Chandy has 50 year's experience as a doctor, and 36 ...

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  • 15
    JAN

    My Health Checks and Symptoms Diary

    We've asked everyone to keep your symptoms diary up to ...

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  • 03
    JAN

    New Process for Requesting B12

    New Process for putting in requests for B12 As you know...

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  • 20
    NOV

    Where do I put my requests and my enquiries?

    As everyone knows, the charity is run entirely by volun...

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The local MP (Grahame Morris MP for Easington - who was a BMS (BioMedical Scientist) in the labs at Sunderland Royal Infirmary) interviews people with B12 deficiency to hear their story (August 27 2010). Here Jane describes the symptoms, and how she can't wait for her next B12 injection (in fact, she knows that she needs injections every 2 weeks because she's keeping a diary of the symptoms). We're restricted how often the GP can give injections, which is why we want to raise awareness.
Julia found her eyesight going as her eyes refused to focus on the same things as each other. She's been for all sorts of tests and treatment, but now that she's on B12 replacement therapy she's starting to see an improvement.
Dr Chandy was nominated for the North East Local Heroes award. The interviewer was at first surprised - people don't get awards for doing what they are paid to do - but she persisted.
Just the way it works for humans, oral B12 can make a world of a difference for your pet. My old cat Smudge chases the young cat again, climbs ladders (and climbs down herself), and is generally as fit as she was many years ago.
Janette first appeared in the BBC InsideOut documentary in October 2006. Since then the NHS has forced her doctor to withdraw B12 replacement therapy on a number of occasions, and she tells of her struggles with having B12 and then having it taken away.
She has bravely agreed to be filmed without her usual wig, but her memory is playing up because it is so long since her last injection.
June describes her suffering when doctors didn't follow the standard protocol after any stomach or intestinal operation - to offer B12 replacement therapy
The definitive and original guide to B12 deficiency, Dr Chandy interviewed by Chris Jackson of UK BBC Inside Out Team broadcast 31 Oct 2008.
Dr Joseph Chandy explains symptoms and shows the restorative effect on one patient (other patients' families have asked that we edit out their stories unfortunately)
Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
Susan gets very tired, which isn't much fun especially as she has so much to do. Here she tells her story.