Pediatric Diabetes Care in Monterey County
Comprehensive and individualized care for young people with diabetes
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) opened its doors in February
2018, to the first Pediatric Diabetes Clinic in Monterey County in partnership
with UC San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center to offer specialized pediatric
diabetes services that will address the growing needs of young people
with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association
(ADA), around 30.3 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in
the United States1. In Monterey County, 57 percent of the population suffers from diabetes
The Pediatric Diabetes Clinic is located in the Salinas Valley Medical
Clinic Primecare Diabetes & Endocrine Center in Salinas. The clinic
provides convenient and local service to our community alleviating the
need to commute to the Bay Area for specialized diabetic care and lab
work. The clinic offers a full range of integrated diabetic care and services,
various metabolic treatments and preventive care both in English and Spanish language.
We support families and individuals no matter where they are in their journey
from newly diagnosed to learning about treatment options to daily management.
Our unique program offers families opportunity to involve their children
in managing their diabetes such as exercising together and learning how
to prep meals with their children. We assist with medical coverage, education
and support, insulin pumps and sensors technology.
Our pediatric diabetes services include:
- Initial diagnosis and support
- Medication management
- 24/7 On-Call pediatric endocrinologist
- Insulin pump care and management, including glucose sensor technology
- Education and classes – (Education in basics of diabetes, and types
of diabetes. Healthy cooking classes both in English and Spanish languages)
- Social work and behavior management services
- A dedicated nurse practitioner
- Self-service kiosk offering individualized healthy cooking recipes
1: ADA, 2018. (www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics). 2: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; California Center for Public
Health Advocacy. 2012. (http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu).