Galactosemia is a lifelong condition that presents differently depending on age.
Babies are first diagnosed with galactosemia during the newborn screening process, which is done in all 50 states.
Around this age, you may see early signs of developmental delays and speech problems.
Because galactosemia can impact how a child learns, they may need more support in school.
The teenage years aren’t particularly easy on anyone, but they can be especially tough for teens with galactosemia.
The Galactosemia Foundation’s informative guide gives you the tools and resources you need to be the best advocate for your child.
Whether your child was recently diagnosed, you are waiting for confirmation results or just trying to learn more about galactosemia, you’ve come to the right place.
Untreated classic galactosemia can result in serious medical outcomes, including feeding problems, cataracts, learning disabilities, neurological impairments, primary ovarian insufficiency, and speech disorders.