condition that affects brain metabolism.
Glut1 Deficiency is a rare, genetic disorder that impairs brain metabolism. Glucose isn’t properly transported into the brain, leaving it starving for the metabolic fuel it needs to grow, develop, and function normally and causing a wide range of neurological symptoms.
What is Glut1 Deficiency?
Glut1 Deficiency is a rare genetic condition that affects brain metabolism. It is caused by a mutation in the SLC2A1 gene.
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There is currently no cure for Glut1 Deficiency. Treatment is aimed at controlling symptoms.
Funding medical research is central to our mission at Glut1D UK. We believe there is an urgent need to increase understanding of the condition.
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