Endocrinology and Diabetes | Diabetes

Education

Adjusting Insulin Doses
To best manage insulin-treated diabetes, it is important that your pre-meal blood sugar is in a range that isn’t too high or too low. You should make changes to your insulin doses to help keep blood sugar in the target range. Here you can learn how to make adjustments in your insulin doses to better control your diabetes, Read more...

Age-Related Guidelines for Diabetes Responsibility
Every child is different. Age by itself does not tell when a child is ready for more diabetes responsibility. Read more to find out when. Read more...

Be Healthy Today; Be Healthy For Life
Information for Youth and their Families Living with Type 2 Diabetes
This easy-to-use guide was adapted from the TODAY study education manual by the American Diabetes Association to provide helpful information for teens managing diabetes. Read more...
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Diabetes: What is it?
Having Diabetes means the sugar in your blood is too high Read more...

Driving with Diabetes
Driving is a privilege and a huge responsibility. Driving when your blood glucose is low is like driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. By following these guidelines you can prevent harm and injury to yourself and others Read more...

Glucagon
Glucagon is a hormone that raises blood glucose by releasing sugar from the liver. It is used as an emergency rescue medication to treat severe low blood sugars. Read more...

Insulin Pumps
Insulin pumps are a tool often used to give more flexibility in managinge your diabetes While Iinsulin pumps can be helpful, you must follow basic steps to make sure they are used safely and correctly. For a quick overview of safety, click here. For more detailed information about how pumps work and what are different pumps, click here.

Artificial Pancreas
Artificial pancreas or closed-loop technology is an insulin pump that is linked to a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Based on your blood sugar data, the insulin pump automatically adjusts insulin delivery. This is an exciting area of technology that is rapidly developing. To watch a video and learn more about this technology click here

Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)
Hypoglycemia, or blood sugar below 70, can leave children feeling shaky, sweaty, and dizzy. Several factors can cause low blood sugar, but you can make lows happen less often following some basic diabetes care steps. To treat a low blood sugar, the “Rule of 15” should be followed. Read more...

Metformin and Other Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
Children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes must take medicine to help control the disease. The two most common medicines are insulin and metformin. It is important to understand how metformin and other medicines for type 2 diabetes work. Read more...

Screening for Complications
Early screening and treatment of diabetes complications are important to reduce the risk of damage to a child's major organs. Long-term complications from chronic hyperglycemia can effect the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. Although, diabetes complications begin developing silently and gradually in childhood, symptoms of these complications are unusual until adulthood. Read more...

Sick Days
If you miss an insulin dose, have high blood sugars, or are sick with vomiting or fever, your body may make ketones. If you don’t treat ketones, then you can get much sicker. Most people can treat ketones at home and avoid the hospital. If you need a new “Sick Day Stoplight Plan,” please contact our office at 314-454-6051.

Taking Care of Your Feet
Everyone wants healthy feet and legs. This can be a worry for people with diabetes, who are more prone to foot problems. There are a few simple things that can help reduce the number of serious foot problems experienced by people with diabetes. Read more...

Tips from the Diabetes Educators
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Transition to Adult Care
When are you ready to transition from child-centered health care to adult centered care? Read more...

Travel with Diabetes
Ready, set, let’s go! Whether it’s a sleepover, a camp outing or a vacation — plan ahead and be prepared for fun and safe travels. Read more...

Travel with Diabetes Checklist
Before you head out the door, use our checklist for must-pack travel items to be sure you have the necessary supplies wherever you may be going. Read more...

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