Pediatric Diabetes, Growth & Hormones

What to Expect on Your First Visit

A visit to the Children’s Center at Texas Diabetes Institute is the first step toward building a healthier life for your child. Here, you will meet your team of experts whose goal is to care for your child. There is no better place in San Antonio to visit for your child’s diabetes or hormonal condition.

Your Pediatric Endocrinology Team

Your child’s team of endocrinology specialists includes some of the brightest doctors in the country. With these experts in your corner, you can expect only the finest care and most thoughtful attention.

Our specialists are faculty members at UT Health San Antonio and board-certified pediatric endocrinologists. They are always at the forefront of the latest research and treatment options, so they can give your child the best care possible.

What to Expect During Your First Appointment

Your pediatric endocrinologist may order some tests to determine if your child has diabetes or a hormonal condition. 

If the test results show that your child has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, your child’s endocrinologist will explain what this means. They will describe how your child’s life may change and what you can do to keep them healthy. Your child’s doctor will go over educational materials, with definitions and explanations of all the new terminology you will hear at the doctor’s visit.

After the first visit, you’ll have a good knowledge about your condition, treatment, diet and devices that will help monitor your child’s glucose levels. 

Educational Materials

You will likely go home with a stack of educational materials about diabetes. We provide written materials of everything you’ll hear at your doctor’s visit, so you can refer back if needed. We’ll also go over the different resources TDI has to offer. 

If you have any questions, please call 210-358-7551. The physician referral fax number is 210-702-4228. 

If you are an existing patient, you can call Nurse Link at 210-358-3000 on nights and weekends and ask for Pediatric Endocrinology for urgent concerns.


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