All children referred to Riley at IU Health with newly diagnosed diabetes that require insulin are hospitalized for approximately two days. During this time, your child will be evaluated and you and your child will receive instruction in diabetes management. These initial education sessions cover basic diabetes management skills such as blood sugar testing, insulin injections, recognition and treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), meal planning, carbohydrate counting and sick day management.
Children previously diagnosed with diabetes may be referred to our outpatient clinic. In the clinic, our patients receive a comprehensive medical, nutritional, educational and psychosocial evaluation. Patients are asked to complete a diabetes knowledge assessment packet before the clinic visit. This assessment shows us any educational deficits that exist so they can be addressed at the visit. Appropriate lab work is also performed. After the evaluation, patients receive ongoing outpatient education through the clinic.
The comprehensive, team-based care provided by the Diabetes Program helps children take control of their diabetes, grow and develop in a healthy manner and minimize the long-term effects of diabetes.
Conditions & Services
We treat all Pediatric Diabetes conditions. Below is more information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We offer a number of different Pediatric Diabetes services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our program.
The board certified pediatric diabetologists at Riley at IU Health provide comprehensive care to children of all ages.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
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We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.
For Health Professionals
The Diabetes & Endocrinology Department at Riley at IU Health works with primary care physicians to provide specialized care to children with diabetes and endocrine conditions. Referring physicians may contact the Section of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetology by phone at 317.944.3889 or by fax at 317.944.3882.
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We are committed to educating the next generation of highly skilled pediatric endocrinologists and diabetologists. We offer a three-year pediatric endocrinology fellowship program that provides extensive clinical training plus basic and clinical research training. The physicians within the Section of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetology serve as faculty members for the program and have received special recognition for their teaching efforts.