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Glut1 Deficiency is a rare, genetic condition that impairs brain metabolism and causes a wide range of neurological symptoms because the brain doesn't get the glucose it needs to grow and function the way it should - devastating symptoms like seizures, cognitive and developmental disabilities, speech and language difficulties, episodes of temporary paralysis, migraines, difficulties with walking and balance, and more - symptoms that create a huge burden and impact on quality of life not only for patients, but also for the whole family.
While we are thankful to have ketogenic diets as a treatment option to provide some relief, they don't offer improvement for all symptoms and some patients are not able to do these diets or they don't respond well. Families need new, better, and easier ways to diagnose and treat this disease so that all symptoms can be managed, brain growth and development can be preserved, and the many still waiting on a diagnosis can get one.
Your gift helps move the Glut1 community closer to these goals and helps put that brighter future we dream about closer within reach.