Endocrinology and Diabetes
Now Offering Virtual Visits
Life seems very different during these challenging times, but Washington University Department of Pediatrics is here to care for your child’s needs, just as we’ve always been. With virtual visits, you can see your doctor without a visit to the office. Our staff will walk you through every step of the process. Learn more: https://physicians.wustl.edu/for-patients/virtual-visits/
The health of our patients and staff is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, here is what we are doing to keep everyone safe during your office visit:
- We require all patients and visitors over 2 years old to wear a mask.
- Each patient may have two visitors accompany them.
- You will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 when you arrive for your appointment. You may be asked to reschedule if symptoms are present.
- Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet apart from others when possible.
- If you have a MyChart account, please complete the online check-in and payment before your visit.
The health and safety of your family are our highest priority. Pediatric endocrinology and diabetes outpatient appointments are temporarily limited and certain locations are currently closed. St. Louis Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center (13001 North Outer Forty Town and Country, MO 63017) remains open for select appointments.
Our pediatric endocrinology staff are always available by phone at any time at (314) 454-6051 during the day, and during the evening and overnight hours at (314) 454-6000 ask for the endocrine/diabetes doctor on-call.
For further information and tips for patients with type 1 diabetes: https://www.jdrf.org/coronavirus/
St. Louis Children’s Hospital has instituted changes to our access, services and event offerings. This page provides an easy-to-find summary of those changes: https://www.stlouischildrens.org/visit-us/covid-19
Click here for useful links during quarantine/illness from the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine.
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.
August 6, 2021
August 19, 2021 - (9-11a.m.)
September 23, 2021
October 14, 2021
November 11, 2021
December 16, 2021
TBD - see confirmation email