Category: dm1

This text is a continuation of the post Call for research on DM1. As someone living with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), the adult onset (classic) version, is it important for me to engage in regular physical activity. This may slower the process of muscle decay and strengthen my heart which may thereby extend my […]

Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1 or MMD1) is an autosomal dominant neuromuscular disorder caused by mutations in the DMPK gene, located on chromosome 19. The gene in a healthy individual contains 5-34 copies of a CTG trinucleotide repeat. Any number of repeats beyond this number is classified as DM1. There is a statistically significant correlation–albeit […]