BENEFITING: GLUT1 DEFICIENCY FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
On November 4th I will be running to raise awareness and money for the Glut 1 Deficiency Foundation. Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome (Glut1 Deficiency, Glut1 DS, G1D or De Vivo Disease) is a rare genetic disorder that impairs brain metabolism. Glucose isn’t transported properly into the brain, leaving it starving for the energy it needs to grow and function.
My daughter Maeve was diagnosed with Glut1 at age 8, but had symptoms starting at 2 months old. It is critical to raise awareness of this disease so that children can get early diagnosis and treatment which can potentially reduce learning and physical disabilities. While this is a rare disease, it is believe to be under-diagnosed and awareness will help to get many parents and children the answers they need to move towards recovery. Today, ketogenic diets are the standard of care for Glut 1. I am optimistic that new treatments and a cure are out there!
Please help me to raise awareness and fund a cure for Glut 1. For more information please visit g1dfoundation.org