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Rady Children's Specialists

Urgent Matters

For urgent matters, please call the doctor on call at 858-966-4032 (8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday) or 858-576-1700 (after hours, weekends and holidays); press zero, then ask for the endocrine doctor on call.

You should call the doctor on call when your child:

  • Is sick and has high blood sugars persistently over 300
  • Is vomiting, having diarrhea or not eating well
  • Has moderate or large urine ketones
  • Has low blood sugar less than 40, is having a seizure or otherwise requires assistance

Whenever your child is sick, always check for ketones, even if he or she has normal blood sugars.

For non-urgent matters, call the office during routine hours at 858-966-4032; ask to speak with a nurse or dietitian. You will receive a response within 24 hours.

Non-urgent matters:

  • Your child is about to run out of prescription
  • Making routine insulin adjustments, or plans for upcoming events
  • School forms
  • Reviewing lab results
  • Scheduling a meeting with a nurse or dietitian

Families are encouraged to fax school forms, request for supplies or blood sugar and insulin-dose records to our office. Please fax to 858-966-5854.