Phone Call Guidelines
We ask that you call Dr. Bishop daily between 1 pm and 5 pm after your child is discharged from the hospital or after initial education in the office.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how the body uses glucose, sugar that is the body's primary fuel source. Normally, insulin, which is a hormone, helps glucose enter the body’s cells where it is used for energy.
People with diabetes either do not produce insulin at all, produce an inadequate amount of it, or their insulin doesn’t work like it should. As a result, glucose does not get into the body’s cells. Too much sugar in the blood can make people ill and result in medical complications. Diabetes can occur at any stage of a person’s life and can also be limited to a specific circumstance, such as gestational diabetes in pregnant women.
Understanding the types of diabetes, symptoms, treatment options, and danger signs makes all the difference in the world to successfully managing the disease. Dr. Bishop not only works with her patients and their families to treat diabetes but accompanies them on the journey to good control.
Once a diagnosis is made and Dr. Bishop has determined the type of diabetes a child has, a treatment plan can be properly prescribed. Depending on the type, diabetes may be treated with insulin therapy, diet, exercise, or oral medications.
If you suspect your child has diabetes or they have recently been diagnosed, contact Endocrine Kids today for a consultation. Call our Novi, Michigan, pediatric endocrinology office at (248) 347-3344 for an appointment, or you can use our secure online appointment request form.