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  • Writer's pictureTracy Insalaco

Factors of Early GLUT1 Diagnosis

Updated: Mar 3, 2022

If your little one is dealing with seizures, you may consider doing a spinal tap to observe glucose levels in the spinal fluid (AJ didn’t even cry at the poke!) and then requesting the testing of the SLC2A1 gene.

So many kids are misdiagnosed with epilepsy (which is basically seizures with an unknown cause) and are taking medications that don’t address the fact that their brain is simply not getting fuel.

I am incredibly and humbly thankful to God and to the incredible medical staff at Children’s Hospital Anschutz for their expertise and wisdom which led to a clear diagnosis for my son at the age of 2.5 months old. He has since then been able to maximize his development opportunities.

Oh, and PRAISE JESUS, he hasn’t had one seizure since September 2017!

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