Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that impairs the body's ability to use food properly. Food is converted into sugar or glucose that is used for energy with the help of the hormone insulin. With diabetes, the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Therefore, food cannot be used properly for energy, and blood sugar levels rise.
Children with diabetes usually have Type 1 or juvenile diabetes and require daily insulin injections. However, it is becoming more common for some children to be diagnosed with Type 2 or Mature Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY).
A balance of insulin, food and exercise must be maintained to prevent blood sugar levels from being either too high or too low. Students with diabetes are able and encouraged to participate in all student activities. For activity restrictions see the A balance of insulin, food and exercise must be maintained to prevent blood sugar levels from being either too high or too low. Students with diabetes are able and encouraged to participate in all student activities. For activity restrictions see the Exercise and Sports section.
Recurrent illnesses or requests to be excused from class should be carefully evaluated by the student, guardians, school staff and physician. REGULAR CLASS ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE EXPECTED.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
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To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.