Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is pleased to have once again been named one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to continue to be at the top of this list and congratulate our peer hospitals who join us in this year’s rankings.
Many children with hyperinsulinism (HI) have feeding aversion — as many as 60%. The use of tube feedings, and possibly continuous dextrose, to control their blood sugar, among other things (effect of medications, the appetite suppressing effects of insulin, etc.), may exacerbate their aversion to eating by mouth.
If Leela Morrow, PsyD, the psychologist for the Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, gives your child a referral for a neuropsychology evaluation it’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, it may give your child a roadmap to success.