Endocrinology and Diabetes | Clinical | Inpatient Service

The inpatient Endocrinology and Metabolism Service at St. Louis Children's Hospital is staffed by the same physicians as the outpatient service. Our physicians provide inpatient services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the newborn nursery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Fellows, residents, and medical students actively participate in evaluation and coordination of inpatient care.

The inpatient service consists primarily of children with diabetes mellitus who are admitted for initiation of therapy and training at the time of diagnosis or are admitted subsequently because of diabetes-related or other medical problems. In addition, the inpatient team provides consultative services for other divisions and departments within the hospital seeing patients with a wide breadth of disorders including:

  • Disorders of sodium regulation
  • Thyroid disease including post-thyroidectomy management
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Disorders of sexual development

The inpatient consultation endocrinology service works especially closely with the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neurosurgery in the management of children with pituitary/hypothalamic disorders as a result of tumors or other CNS lesions, and also works closely with the Cystic Fibrosis Center and Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine in the management of patients with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes and those undergoing lung transplantation.

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