“You’ve got to get them here, make sure that they’re safe and stable and if they are they can start education,” explained Dr. David Sparline, a Pediatric Endocrinologist with the Center.
The Center’s Diabetes Educators spend an entire day helping families learn how to adjust to the diagnosis and then continue to work with patients during quarterly visits.
“We talk about if we’re checking our blood sugars as often as we should be, we talk about how insulin is being dosed,” said Diabetes Educator Natasha Chitsaza. “We may notice there is too many highs or too many lows and talk about what needs to be changed.”
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