Endocrinology and Diabetes

The Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital has been at the forefront of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes research since its days under the leadership of Dr. Alexis Hartmann beginning in the 1920s. Indeed, St. Louis Children's Hospital was the first pediatric institution in the United States to utilize insulin to treat children with diabetes mellitus.

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism within the Department of Pediatrics began as an academic division in 1967. It was renamed the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes in 2004. Under the initial direction of Drs. Virginia V. Weldon and Anthony S. Pagliara, the division was one of the first divisions of pediatric endocrinology to combine its patient care, research and training efforts in the area of classical endocrinology and in the areas of diabetes and metabolism. This has now become a standard format for divisions of pediatric endocrinology at academic medical centers across the country. Subsequently, the division was under the co-directorship of Drs. Julio V. Santiago and Dennis M. Bier (1985-1993) and the sole directorships of Dr. Julio Santiago (1993-1997), Dr. Neil H. White (1997-2004), Dr. Louis J. Muglia (2004-2008), Dr. Abby Hollander (2008-2012), and Dr. Paul W. Hruz (2012-2017). The division is currently directed by Dr. Ana María Arbeláez who was appointed to this position in 2017.

Diabetes Survival Skills


Learn basic survival skills needed to care for a child with diabetes.

• Basic pathophysiology
• Checking blood sugars
• Administering injections
• Counting carbs
• Calculating insulin doses
• Treating hypoglycemia
• Handling sick days

This class is designed for, but not limited to, caregivers, babysitters, grandparents, foster and adoptive families, older siblings, and children who were diagnosed at a young age and beginning to manage more of their own care. School nurses are also welcome to attend.

Class Schedule

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Please call or go online to reserve a spot in the class


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Contact Us

Ana María Arbeláez, M.D. MSCI
Division Chief

Amanda Mattler
Director of Clinical Operations

(314) 454-6051 (Voice)
(314) 454-6225 (Fax)

Patients and Parents
(314) 454-6051 (Voice)
(314) 454-6225 (Fax)
(888) 503-2237 (Toll-free)

Physician Referrals
(314) 454-6051 (Voice)
(314) 454-6225 (Fax)
(800) 678-4357 (Toll-free)

U.S. Mail
Washington University
School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology
and Diabetes
660 S. Euclid Ave.,
Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093

Ranked #17
St. Louis Children’s Hospital has been ranked as one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in Diabetes and Endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report. This is an accomplishment we proudly share with our patients and our community.

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