Consensus-based recommendations for medical professionals who diagnose and manage patients with mitochondrial diseases

An education program is aimed at increasing GP’s awareness and knowledge about mito, including a CPD module.

Mitochondria are the power houses of the cell providing the body with over 90% of the energy it needs to sustain life. Mitochondria take in sugars and proteins from the food we eat and produce energy called ATP that our bodies use to function properly. Mitochondrial disease (mito) is a debilitating and potentially fatal disease that reduces the ability of the mitochondria to produce this energy. When the mitochondria are not working properly, cells begin to die until eventually whole organ systems fail and the patient’s life itself is compromised.

The following information is intended as a general guide to help you understand the symptoms of mitochondrial disease and where to go for support and help. It is not intended as a substitute for your practitioner’s advice.


Information for GPs

GPs are invited to learn more about mito through a module via Australian Doctor which attracts 2 Category 2 RACGP or 1 core point ACRRM points.

Information for Patients

If you think there is a possibility that you could have mito, find out more about the red flag symptoms and access information that you can take to your GP.