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A Comprehensive System for Identifying Patients With Type 1 Diabetes at Increased Risk for Diabetic Ketoacidosis at Texas Children's Hospital

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posted on 2021-11-08, 22:09 authored by David D. Schwartz, Mili Vakharia, Serife Uysal, Kristen R. Hendrix, Kelly Fegan-Bohm, Sarah K. Lyons, Rona Sonabend, Sheila K. Gunn, Rosa Banuelos, Selorm Dei-Tutu
Texas Children’s Hospital, located in Houston, TX, is the largest pediatric hospital in the United States, with 973 inpatient beds and extensive outpatient clinics and services. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Baylor College of Medicine. The Texas Children’s Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center is one of the largest pediatric endocrinology and diabetes centers in the country, with three inpatient facilities and seven ambulatory clinics. The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes endocrinologists, endocrine fellows, advanced practice providers, certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCES), dietitians, social workers, and consulting psychologists. Almost 500 youth with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes are admitted to the hospital each year, with a total pediatric diabetes population of >3,400 patients.