Shining a light on Glut1 Deficiency
Glucose Transporter Protein Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome
Glut1 Deficiency is a rare genetic condition that impairs brain metabolism. Glucose isn't transported properly across the blood brain barrier and into the brain, preventing it from growing, developing, and functioning the way it should.
Together we’re making progress.
At the Glut1 Deficiency Foundation, we don’t just support families and provide resources. We are also leading the efforts for better understanding so Glut1 Deficiency will be easier to diagnose early, treat effectively, and cure completely.
We connect and support the scientific community, fund research, foster collaborations, and help ensure these efforts are focused on and led by the needs and priorities of patients and families.
Since 2011, we have been committed to serving the global Glut1 Deficiency community.
We are actively driving progress and have provided more than one million dollars in research funding.
In our Collective Voices in Glut1 Deficiency Project, we surveyed 260 patients and families to better understand the Glut1 Deficiency experience.
Our networks connect more than 1,400 families, patients, doctors, dietitians, and researchers and help advance our mission of finding a cure.
Glut1 Deficiency Foundation Awarded PCORI Funding to Build Research Capacity
Updates from Dr. Joerg Klepper
Miss Amazing – Jyl
Join us on the journey.
We are committed to creating a supportive, caring, educated, and empowered community for those affected by this disease and building a patient-led collaborative research network to drive progress in the search for treatments and cures. We hope you'll join us - let's do this together!