We are now located at 1 Long Wharf Drive here in New Haven. We are excited about our new research suite, located on the 5th floor, where we will continue our groundbreaking efforts on research projects aimed at improving the lives of people with T1D.
Our clinical practice has joined our colleagues from other pediatric specialties in the Pediatric Specialty Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Long Wharf Building. When you come for a diabetes appointment please go to the 2nd floor and follow the signs for Pediatric Services. Please try to arrive 15 minutes early so that you can get “checked in” and still have plenty of time to work with your provider
It is best to ask for these forms at your clinic visit that occurs prior to going back to school or starting camp. Please plan ahead and notify us at the start of the visit and we will try to give them back at the end of the visit.
If you forgot to ask for forms or realize you need them and do not have a visit scheduled prior to the need, please call us and leave a detailed message about the forms you need completed. Please include the times your child needs to test, the supervision level required (independent, independent with supervision or not independent), the inclusion of glucagon supplies and any other pertinent details. The address or fax number to send forms must be included for us to complete the task.
Please allow 5 business days for these forms to be completed.
Clinician Connection is a service we offer to all of our patients to provide assistance with dose adjustments or answers to brief questions that cannot wait until the next scheduled visit. In order to be respectful to all patients and provide the best care possible, calls will be limited to a maximum of 10 minutes. If you feel your questions or issues will exceed the time limit, we will be happy to offer you an urgent clinic slot. Please click here for more information about this service.
We recommend that all forms (school, camp, etc.) should be dealt with during your routine clinic visit. In the case that forms need to be completed before your next visit, please leave a detailed message along with how we should send you the form back. Be aware that it can take up to 7 business days to complete these forms.
Feel free to talk to our social worker, psychologist or any of our clinicians. Reach out to your local JDRF chapter.
Patients who are responsible with their diabetes care are allowed to get their drivers license. Here at the Yale Children’s Diabetes Program, this is how we define “responsible” diabetes care:
- Testing the BG at least 4x/day
- Writing down, downloading or reviewing BG levels for patterns at least weekly
- Wearing a medical alert ALL of the time (not just to clinic!)
- Come regularly (every 3mo) for clinic visits
- HbA1c less than 8%
Your clinician is obligated to report to DMV if you are not being responsible with your diabetes care and therefore would be an unsafe driver.