About GA GALT
The GA GALT is an online, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide a support system for patients and families in Georgia affected with galactosemia. GA GALT offers information and inspiration to mothers of galactosemic children. Galactosemia is a rare, hereditary disorder of carbohydrate metabolism that affects the body�s ability to convert galactose (a sugar contained in milk, including human mother�s milk) to glucose (a different type of sugar). Galactose is converted to glucose by a series of three enzyme reactions. The disorder is caused by a deficiency of an enzyme known as “galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase” which is vital to this process.