We have just wrapped up another fantastic conference experience, thanks to the amazing families and compassionate and committed experts who are working so hard for the Glut1 Deficiency community.
We’ve also announced the location of our next conference in 2015. More details of the plans will be shared as they become final, but we are very excited and hope to see all of 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 600 cases diagnosed worldwide, but experts believe there are many more patients yet to be discovered.
We anxiously await the launch of a new G1D Patient Registry, which is nearing completion at UT Southwestern. The registry will give many more insights into the complexities of the condition, help identify areas for future research, as well as give a more accurate idea of the number and location of cases.
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.