We are excited to announce that WE HAVE MOVED!
On March 1, 2017, we joined the providers and staff of the TMH Metabolic Health Center at 2633 Centennial Blvd, Tallahassee, FL. If you have an appointment scheduled on March 1 or after, you will need to complete a Registration Packet for New Patients. Please click on the following link and print out, complete, and bring the Registration Packet with you to the appointment. Link to Registration Packet for New Patients is https://www.tmh.org/services/tmhphysicianpartners/metabolic-health-center/endocrinology. All new and returning patients will need to complete the Registration Packet for New Patients
. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this transition.
To see a map to our new location, click this link. https://goo.gl/maps/dDfzusbQkeq
NEW PHONE NUMBER: 850-431- 5404
NEW FAX NUMBER: 850-431-0354
WHEN YOU CALL, DON'T WAIT TO TALK TO SOMEONE. LEAVE A MESSAGE AND YOU WILL BE CALLED BACK WITHIN AN HOUR!!!
Recently, there have been a lot of problems with the Insulin Pens that you carry around getting too hot. While it is okay for them to be at room temperature, they don't tolerate being out in the hot weather we have around here. Dr. Deeb recommends that you buy a Frio to carry the pen around in. It is capable of keeping the insulin safe for 48 hours in 102 degree temperature.
If your insurance does not pay for your child's medical supplies, there is an organization that might be able to help. The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family's commercial health insurance plan. Families may receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. You can find out more information and apply for a grant at UHCCF.org.
Need something to keep your pump or CGM in place? Check out Grifgrips.com.
Florida Diabetes 2017 Camp Information
Florida Diabetes Camps are open to youngsters with type 1 insulin dependent diabetes. You may now register online for all of the camps at http://floridadiabetescamp.org/register/
. If you prefer you can call 352-334-1321 or email email@example.com
and they will send you the forms. The website is www.floridadiabetescamp.org
One of Dr. Deeb's Rotary projects has just completed in Bangladesh. This quite large and important humanitarian project involved clubs and districts from 3 countries, Bangladesh, Italy and US. Follow this link to see what a great success it was https://youtu.be/K0GXXOq8V14.
The information on your insurance card is VITAL
for us to file claims and to process your prescriptions. Please make sure we have a copy of your most recent insurance card and your Pharmacy Benefit Card.
Thanks to all of you who remember to get your school excuse when you are here. It saves us a lot of extra time in work and faxing.
Interested in Type I Diabetes Research? The TID Exchange Biobank Study is trying to increase participation in the living Biobank. Contact them at https://t1dexchangelivingbiobank.org/
The American Diabetes Association website has a wealth of information about meal planning, keeping a child safe at school, the Step Out Walk, and more. This is a great resource for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. www.diabetes.org.
The American Medical Association has a new free smartphone app. Patients can use it to track progress in reaching their weight, eating and physical activity goals. The app is part of Weigh What Matters, a family obesity prevention program developed by the AMA that encourages patients to work with their physicians to maintain a healthy weight, eat better and increase physical activity. The app is avalable for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on the AMA iTunes store, and for Android devices. Weigh What Matters app
More great apps for the IPhone are Fooducate., Withings, and Figwee. Check them out!
Following are other great resources for you to check out.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. It has information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. It offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Florida Diabetes Camp website. Camp information and forms. All programs are open to youngsters with type 1 insulin dependent diabetes. Financial aid is available for all events.
This is a great resource on the Thyroid gland. There are even instructions on how to do a thyroid neck check!
Lilly Diabetes has joined with Disney to create materials and resources designed to speak to families of children with type 1 diabetes. www.family.com/type1