Islets of Hope for persons with diabetes
WANTED! Insulin Pump Friendly Doctors, Clinics, and Hospitals!
Do you know of an insulin pump-friendly doctor or health care provider? If so, please let us know. We are in process of creating a list to help others who would like to get on an insulin pump find a doctor in their area who can assess their candidacy (pumps are great, but not for everyone) and help them obtain an insulin pump.
We are ESPECIALLY interested in doctors that are willing to consider placing children under the age of 12 on insulin pumps.
Write to: Lahle@isletsofhope.com
Resources to Help Locate an Endocrinologist Trained in Insulin Pump Therapy
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 205
Christopher Seymour, M.B.A., Executive Director
Purpose: A professional medical organization of physicians with special education, training, and interest in the practice of clinical endocrinology. Provides information and education to endocrine patients so that they can have access to the best endocrine care possible. Does not include medical advice and diagnosis.
Publications: The First Messenger (bimonthly newsletter), Endocrine Practice (bimonthly professional clinical journal), Clinical Guidelines for various endocrine conditions, and a comprehensive membership directory that supplies addresses, phone numbers, specializations, clinical interests, and board certifications of members.
Doctors Recommended by Parents and Patients
The IOH lists doctors based on recommendations sent to us by those who use our website. We do not endorse, or guarantee, that information provided to us is accurate, the doctors listed are qualified, accepting new patients, or have a great bedside manner. But it helps to know that other parents have had positive experience with a particular doctor, hospital, or practice.
Adults and Adolescents
Dr. S. Mark Tanen, 7921 Jones Branch Dr., Ste 320, McLean VA 22102. Phone: 703-448-6010. In addition to being a skilled physician for diabetes treatment, he also specializes in treating women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Dr. Tanen's approach is straightforward, but he is open-minded about various treatment options.
Great news for chocolate lovers! According to the American Heart Association dark chocolate may reduce blood pressure and improve insulin resistance. Read the article.
Page Updated 03/21/2007