Our 5th Glut1 Deficiency Family Conference is coming up on July 11th and 12th in Houston, Texas. We have an exciting agenda planned with a wealth of information to be shared by Glut1 Deficiency and ketogenic diet experts. Please click the conference logo to find out more, and you will also find links to registration and hotel reservations.
We hope to see you there!
Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome (Glut1 Deficiency, Glut1 DS, G1D or De Vivo Disease) is a genetic disorder that impairs brain metabolism. Glucose isn’t transported properly into the brain, leaving it starving for the energy it needs to grow and function.
Glut1 Deficiency causes an array of symptoms which may vary considerably from one patient to another. Some signs and symptoms may include seizures, movement disorders, speech and language disorders, and developmental delays. There are currently around 500 cases diagnosed worldwide, but experts believe there are many more patients yet to be discovered.
Watch our video featuring some of the facts and faces of Glut1 Deficiency
The Glut1 Deficiency Foundation
The Glut1 Deficiency Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit family organization dedicated to:
- Educating others about Glut1 Deficiency by creating a forum for sharing support, experiences, resources, and information between patients, families, and healthcare professionals.
- Increasing awareness of and advocacy for Glut1 Deficiency.
- Supporting and funding researchers as they work for a cure.
We eagerly await research updates at our Houston conference in July. Dr. Juan Pascual will be sharing details of UT Southwestern’s ongoing research using triheptanoin (C7) to treat Glut1 Deficiency, and Dr. Darryl De Vivo will be talking more about the Natural History study completed at Columbia University. You can find out more details of their research in our previous conference summaries.
Thanks to the help of many in the Glut1 Deficiency community, the G1D Foundation was pleased to help support both projects through research grant awards. We are grateful for the steadfast commitments of all of our experts to improving the lives of those affected by Glut1 Deficiency, and we look forward to offering our continued support for their ongoing and important work.