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Reaching for a brighter future

Bringing help and hope to the Glut1 Deficiency community as we work together to improve lives through awareness, education, advocacy, and research

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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.

2011

Since 2011, we have been committed to serving the global Glut1 Deficiency community.

$1.2 Million

We are actively driving progress and have provided more than one million dollars in research funding.

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In our Collective Voices in Glut1 Deficiency Project, we surveyed 260 patients and families to better understand the Glut1 Deficiency experience.

1,500

Our networks connect more than 1,500 families, patients, doctors, dietitians, and researchers and help advance our mission of finding a cure.

Join our community of patients, families, clinicians, and researchers.

Discover a global community on a mission to make Glut1 Deficiency easy to diagnose early, treat effectively, and cure completely.

Our Family and Professional Networks help connect, educate, and empower our community as we worth together for better understanding, better treatments, and a better quality of life for all people who have Glut1 Deficiency and those who love and care for them.

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New Patient Support Programs

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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!

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