Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Nashville, TN 37232

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Diabetes Team


Taking care of diabetes requires you to have many different skills and do many different things. To help you manage your diabetes, you will work with many different people who specialize in building these skills.

Diabetes patient

Endocrinologists are diabetes doctors. They are trained to take care of hormone disorders including diabetes. They are certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology by the American Board of Pediatrics. Meet our doctors.

Nurse Practitioners
Nurse practitioners do physical exams, prescribe medicines and supplies, and help patients manage their diabetes. In addition to board certification, our nurse practitioners are Certified Diabetes Educators, specially trained in taking care of diabetes in children. Meet our nurse practitioners

Diabetes Educators
Diabetes nurse educators will teach patients how to take care for their diabetes. These are the nurses most likely to return your phone calls. Nurse educators may talk to you about how to use insulin pens, pumps, and glucose meters. Many of our nurses are Certified Diabetes Educators. Meet our diabetes nurse educators.

Dietitians have training in how foods can keep the body healthy. A dietitian will talk to you about the food you eat and how it affects your diabetes. Meet our dietitians.

Licensed Practical Nurses
Licensed practical nurses perform such duties as checking a patient's height, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, and hemoglobin A1C. They will take you to the exam or education room to be seen by your doctor or nurse. 

Glyna RogersSocial Worker
Social workers provide supportive counseling, identify needs, and make referrals to resources for our patients and their families. Our social worker is Glyna Rogers, LMSW. She is a licensed master's social worker.

Case Manager
Andrea N. Baldwin, RN, BSN, is our pediatric diabetes case manager. She begins the education process for all newly diagnosed Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients. This is the first step in our ADA (American Diabetes Association) recognized diabetes education program. The case manager is the liaison between out-patient clinic and in-patient units. She is involved in the management and discharge planning for any of our current patients in the hospital.

Leslie Grissim, CLSChild Life Specialist
Certified Child Life specialists help children and teens understand and cope with having diabetes. Child Life specialists use educational activities and play to help children feel more comfortable. Leslie Grissim, MA, CCLS, is our Child Life specialist. She is certified through the Child Life Council. 

TrialNet Research Team
TrialNet is a team of diabetes researchers studying how to prevent type 1 diabetes. A TrialNet team member can talk with you about how your family can participate in diabetes research.

Janice YatesPatient Service Representative
Janice Yates, our patient service representative, is here to answer your questions about billing, insurance, and available services. She is also your first source of contact with our medical staff.

Last Edited: June 23, 2015
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