Endocrinology and Diabetes | Useful Links During Quarantine/Illness
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
Preparing for Quarantine
- Make sure to have your sick day plan handy. If you should become ill, it is IMPERATIVE that you follow your sick day plan closely. Here is the link for the sick day plan for those using pumps and the sick day plan for those getting shots. If you should need help filling in the blanks, please contact our office (314) 454-6051.
- Please monitor your supply of low treatments and stock up on items such as juice boxes, glucose tabs and icing gel
- DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO CALL FOR REFILLS
- Know how many refills you have left and CALL FOR REFILLS WHEN YOU HAVE 1-2 MONTHS LEFT
- Contact your pharmacy to discuss if 90 day prescriptions are an option through your insurance. If so, have your pharmacy contact our office for an updated prescription
- MAKE SURE TO HAVE LONG ACTING INSULIN IN YOUR FRIDGE
- Write down your total daily basal in your pump- This will be your long acting dose if you should run out of pump supplies
- Write down your current settings for target, insulin sensitivity (or correction) factor, and your insulin to carb ratio (ICR)
- Make sure to have test strips and lancets on hand
- If your supply company is on back order, you WILL have to revert to injections (for pump users) and finger pokes (at least FOUR times per day for CGM users)
- The diabetes office DOES NOT have samples of pump supplies or CGM supplies
- Access to our sample fridge and electronic medical records may be limited at times. Please make sure you know your child’s doses prior to calling the diabetes office for guidance
Use this link for resources to upload your blood glucose levels.