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Diabetes Clinic

Location:
555 University Avenue, Clinic 9, Burton Wing, Main Floor
Phone:
416-813-5592
Fax:
416-813-8770

About the Clinic

The Diabetes Clinic provides care to children and adolescents with diabetes. We provide a team approach to diabetes management. The diabetes team includes diabetes nurse educators, physicians, dietitians, social workers and a psychologist. 

Pre-appointment Instructions

What to bring: 

  • Your child’s log book 
  • Your child’s glucose meter 
  • Your child’s insulin pump (if applicable) 

Important pre-appointment instructions: 

For some appointments, your child may be asked to fast before having blood work taken. If your child needs to fast, you will be notified at a clinic visit prior to the fasting visit and when you receive your appointment reminder phone call. If your child is asked to fast, they should have no food or drink (other than water) after midnight. Remember to bring in your child’s morning insulin doses so that they can have their morning insulin when they eat following the blood work. 

Directions: 

Head to the Diabetes Clinic registration desk in Clinic 9 on the Main Floor of the Burton Wing. The waiting and registration area is in Room M100.

From the University Avenue entrance, walk south and turn down the first hallway on your left. We are the first clinic you will find on the right side of this hallway. 

From the Elizabeth Street entrance and parking garage elevators, walk west towards Shoppers Drug Mart. At the Family Centre turn left. At the end of this hallway you will find our registration and waiting area. 

What to Expect During Your Visit

After your child has their blood work, they will first be seen by a diabetes nurse educator or dietitian, followed by a physician. Because SickKids is a teaching hospital you may meet doctors in training (endocrine fellows, paediatric residents and medical students). If needed, you and your child may also be seen by one of our social workers or psychologists. We will make every effort to see your child in a timely manner but appointments may last up to 90 minutes. 

More information: 

Visit Division of Endocrinology

Coming to a clinic appointment

It's important to come prepared and be on time for a clinic appointment. Visit Coming for Clinic Appointments to read appointment guidelines that are applicable for most clinical appointments at SickKids.

You’ll find information on how to prepare and what to bring, what to do if you/your child are sick before your appointment or you need to cancel,  and important things to know about the SickKids philosophy.

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