The importance of genetic counseling
Genetic testing is a very personal decision, but it's not one that you have to make on your own.
Genetic counselors can be great resources to help you understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, and family impact a genetic disease can have. Trained in medical genetics, and counseling, these healthcare professionals can work with you and your care team to help you:
Understand the genetic cause of Duchenne
Provide guidance on genetic issues, including family planning
Navigate genetic testing, including understanding the results
Refer you to community or state support services, as appropriate