Pediatric Diabetes - UMC
Pediatric Diabetes - UMC
University Medical Center
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 694-0111

Angel Wing Clinic for Children with Diabetes
Arizona Health Sciences Center
University Medical Center 3rd Floor

UMC provides individualized care to pediatric patients admitted with diabetes. Our pediatric inpatient and outpatient areas utilize a multi-disciplinary team of pediatric endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators and certified insulin pump educators to provide comprehensive diabetes care to children and adolescents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our staff is trained in pediatric diabetes issues. Our multidisciplinary team includes:


* Kurt Griffin, MD, PhD
* Chetan Patel, MD
* Mark Wheeler, MD, Section Chief
* Mona Zawaideh, MD

Pediatric Diabetes Nurses

* Karen Baehr, RN, CDE, Certified Pump Trainer
* Tina Brown, RN
* Jeanne Fenn, RN, BC, MEd, CDE
* Ginny Phillips, RN, CDE, Certified Pump Trainer


* Lindsay Brown, MS, RD
* Melissa Einfrank, MS, RD
* M Alison Sato-Sen, MS, RD, CDE


* Maria Moreno, CMA

Inpatient Support

* Care and teaching facilitated by experienced, board-certified pediatric nurses and dietitians who are also certified diabetes educators: CDE
* Age-appropriate diabetes education and care
* Onsite communication with Pediatric Endocrinology Department
* Child life specialist, social worker and case manager support

Outpatient Support

* New Onset Diabetes Class scheduled within 1-2 weeks of discharge
* Monthly diabetes care classes
* Ongoing support by multidisciplinary team
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