Meet Claire. This sweet and fun-loving nine-year-old has struggled with numerous health issues over the last 7 years, including seizures, developmental and speech delays, as well as a movement disorder. After years of tests and dead-ends with several specialists, Claire was tested at Mayo Clinic. The doctors at Mayo have diagnosed her with rare genetic disorder causing many of her symptoms: Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome (Glut1 Deficiency).
Glut1 Deficiency impairs brain metabolism due to an inefficient transport of glucose. Essentially, this disorder starves the brain of energy that is imperative for its growth and proper functioning.
Because there are only a few hundred people worldwide known to have this disorder, there is neither in-depth research nor a cure for this condition. The standard treatment for Glut1 Deficiency requires a strict ketogenic diet. We need research to find more information about Glut1 DS and, hopefully, find a cure. The Glut1 Foundation is amazing and all proceeds will go to this foundation. Thanks!
The Love Some1 with Glut1 annual campaign is the primary awareness and fundraising event for the Glut1 Deficiency Foundation. It runs from February 14-28, Valentine's Day through Rare Disease Day, and it is an important opportunity to spread awareness and raise much-needed funds to help better serve the needs of the Glut1 community.
Please visit our website to learn more about Glut1 Deficiency and the work of the G1D Foundation.