STAR Diabetes (Self-Management, Teaching and Review) Clinic
- 555 University Avenue, Clinic 9, Burton Wing, Main Floor
About the Clinic
The Self-Management, Teaching and Review (STAR) Diabetes Clinic is led by our diabetes nurse educators and dietitians. In addition to providing general diabetes care to children and adolescents, there is a focus on providing diabetes teaching to families. All children with diabetes seen at SickKids will be seen once a year in the STAR Diabetes Clinic.
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.
The first thing to do is go to the Ambulatory Diagnostic (Blood Work) Centre on the Main Floor of the Black Wing, Room M408, next to Shoppers Drug Mart, where your child will have their blood work taken. Once you are done, 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 the Burton Wing of the hospital room M100.
From the University entrance walk south and turn down the first hallway on your left. We are the first clinic you will find on the right-hand side of this hallway.
From the Elizabeth St Entrance and parking garage elevators walk west towards Shoppers Drug Mart. At the Family Resource Centre turn left. At the end of this hallway you will find our registration and waiting area in front of you.
What to Expect During Your Visit
After your child has their blood work, they will be seen by one of our diabetes nurse educators or dietitians. 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.
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.